Raise a strong voice to prevent the occupation of Afrin

dtdDear Friends and Sisters, we would like to share the attached documents reporting on the current situation on Afrin that we received from The Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava-North Syria/Foreign Relations Authority. As TJA we call on all our sisters and friends to stand against the Turkish state aggression on Afrin and raise a strong voice to prevent the occupation of Afrin by Turkish state forces and armed gangs.

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SOS phone Vranje handed a charter to the Women against Violence Network

povelja sos vranje zpn azc sMarking the 15th anniversary of the SOS telephone Vranje, the Human Rights Committee Vranje has awarded a charter to the Women against Violence Network for contribution, dedication and cooperation in improving the SOS telephone service.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Act before the crime, not afterwards!

On Friday, December 15th, another woman who had previously contacted the relevant aid institutions was killed by a partner in Serbia. Two days before she was killed, J.G. (37), according to the media, she reported her husband V.G. (37) for domestic violence to the police. The social care center was also informed of the violence she suffered, as the media reported.

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Dženeta Agović – Person of the year

dzeneta agovic oebs sThe “Person of the Year” award is granted to individuals whose work is in line with the goals and values of the OSCE organization. Among five winners are Dženeta Agović, coordinator of the NGO Impuls from Tutin. With this award, Dženeta's work and commitment to the prevention of domestic violence in Southwestern Serbia, the integration of refugee women into local communities and raising awareness of youth safety through civic dialogue have been highlighted.

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“Not one woman less” protest

ni jedna zena manje 6 dec sBelgrade, December 6th - Marking the anniversary of the Montreal massacre, activists of the Women against Violence Network and Women in Black organized a street action on the Republic square in Belgrade. This date is celebrated around the world with the demand that murders motivated by hate towards women be stopped.

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Proposal for the establishment of a monitoring body for monitoring femicide

Women against Violence Network sent a proposal for the establishment of a monitoring body for femicide monitoring to the Coordination body for gender equality of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

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Round table discussion "Prevention of violence against women and children"

okrugli sto daje sThe Roma Center for Women and Children Daje organized a round table on December 5th titled “Prevention of violence against women and children, in the premises of the City Municipality of Voždovac. The subject of the situation of women and children who are survivors of violence also came up, with special emphasis on the position of the Roma population.

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Call to action: Not one woman less!

crvene cipele sBy setting over 100 pairs of women's shoes on the Republic Square, on December 6th, 2017., at 3PM, the Women against Violence Network and Women in Black draw attention to the most brutal form of male violence against women: femicide (murder of women just because they are women). Tomorrow, the anniversary of the Montreal massacre will be celebrated around the world with the demand that the murders motivated by hatred towards women be stopped.

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A meeting of organizations which provide support to women who are survivors of violence

sastanak organizacija 2 3 dec sIn Vrnjačka Banja, during the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd December, organized by the Women's Association Peščanik from Kruševac, a meeting of organizations that provide support to women in situations of violence was held. The meeting was organized as part of the project "Women of the Rasina district for life without violence - for more effective cooperation in local communities in combating violence against women".

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Licensing of SOS telephone - mission impossible, and the license is a requirement for the Ministry’s open call

azcOn 10.11.2017, The Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans’ and Social Affairs announced a public invitation for associations to provide SOS telephone services for women who have experienced violence (worth 30 million dinars). One of the requirements of this call is having a license to provide this service, although the licensing of this service is an impossible mission, and that at the date of publishing the call no organization in Serbia had a license, which the Ministry, as the licensing authority, would have to have known.

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