Press Release

The Network of Women against Violence demands that relevant state bodies review their responsibility and adequately sanction professionals in institutional who have not adequately responded to reports of male violence against women. This review should be taken very seriously considering that their work related omissions resulted in women being murdered.

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Stop Femicide and Sexual Violence against Women!

stop-femiciduAround 30 activists of Women in Black and the Network of Women against Violence assembled on December 6th 2014 on the street in silence and dressed in black in a sign of remembrance of the women murdered and raped in wars and domestic violence across the world.

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Wartime rape victims should not be subject to jokes

A talk show host on the Prva srpska televizija (First Serbian TV Station), Ivan Ivanović, mocked victims of rapes committed during and in relation to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in his show broadcast on November 30th, 2014, thus seriously offending thousands of rape victims in BiH.

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Commemoration of the International Day of Combating Violence against Women

ulicna-akcija sThe goal of the street action was to raise public consciousness on the problem of male violence against women, to include citizens in confronting this problem, and send a message of support to women who are surviving violence. On this occasion we also signed a flag of solidarity with women who survived violence.

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REACT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

reagujte-protestAround 50 people gathered today in front of the Ministry of Justice to protest the sentence handed down to the murderer of Stela Gundelj. The protesters demanded that the perpetrator be punished with the maximum penalty for murder – 40 years – instead of the 15 years he received.

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Press release and invitation to a protest “React Before It's Too Late”

fagThe feminist and anti-fascist guerrilla and activists of the Women against Violence Network will join the protest scheduled for tomorrow by the Gundelj family. The protest will be held on Thursday, October  9th, 2014, at 11:00 am, in front of the Ministry of Justice in Belgrade (Nemanjina Street 22-26).

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Third Belgrade Pride Parade

parada ponosa bgd 2014Activists of the Women against Violence Network participated in the third Pride Parade on September 28th, in Belgrade. For security reasons the parade, numbering around a 1000 people, was surrounded by police instead of ordinary citizens.

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The Network of Women against Violence Requests an Apology for a “Lisa” Reader

We are writing to you regarding the article “Don't Tolerate Abuse” published in the “Lisa” magazine on September 29th 2014, in the “Other” section. The aforementioned text consists of a numerologist's reply to a reader concerning violence she's been subject to for over 30 years.

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Stop Targeting Hungarian NGOs!

crnoSince its re-election, the Hungarian government launched a campaign attacking the credibility of Hungarian NGOs and are striving to gain controlling power over their funding distributed independently from the government. We believe that a dynamic and independent civil society plays a fundamental role in a democratic society, as it is one of the key checks and balances to governing power.

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Press conference on the occasion of December the 2nd International Day for Abolition of Slavery

astraOn the occasion of International Day for Abolition of Slavery NGO ASTRA – Anti Trafficking Action organized a press conference. The main topic addressed at the event was the most widespread form of contemporary slavery in the world – human trafficking with the purpose of labor exploitation. Namely, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), close to 21 million people are subjected to forced labor.

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