We Condemn the Assault against Women’s and Human Rights!

Ten human rights and women’s rights NGO members including our feminist fellow İlknur Üstün were detained by the police during a raid directed to a meeting on digital security and human rights.

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May 18th has been declared the Remembrance Day for Murdered Women Victims of Violence

After only ten days since we submitted 8.000 signatures to the vice-president of Government of Serbia and president of Coordination Body for Gender Equality, Zorana Mihajlovic, the Government of Republic of Serbia has declared May 18th as the Remembrance Day for Murdered Women Victims of Violence.

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Institutions should be punished for not reacting adequately

Two women were murdered by close family members during the weekend in Serbia, and media headlines and articles are once again full of sensationalist photos and statements. Increasing sales of newspapers and profiteering on murders of women is just another link in the chain of abuse.

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Women’s March against Fascism in Belgrade – Our bodies can do so much more than give birth!

protiv fasizmaThe women’s march against fascism held on January 21st on the streets of Belgrade was one of 673 sister marches held around the world on the same day, amassing a total of approximately 4 million people. Somewhat more than 200 people marched on the streets of Belgrade. The protest started at Pioneer Park and ended in front of St. Sava’s Temple where activists gave speeches.

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Women’s March against Fascism

zenski marsStanding in solidarity with our sisters from the U.S.A., we – women, activists, feminists in Serbia – will head out to protest in the streets because we don’t want to be silent witnesses at this time when the incoming president of the leading power in the world is getting ready to implement a violently sexist, woman-hating, homophobic, xenophobic, and racist ideology which he promoted during his whole campaign. Confronted by these signals that were sent to all forward thinking women and men around the world, we decided to organize the Women’s March against Fascism in Belgrade!

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Court’s Ruling Defies Common Sense

The acquittal of Radomir Pocuca opens up the possibility for new unhindered attacks by any violent group on civil society organizations defending human rights, organizations that remind society of the crimes committed in our name, and that fight against discrimination of marginalized groups. This ruling confirms that the deep breakdown of social values is reflected in the work of institutions, including independent bodies.

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Petition gains more support during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign

peticija pancevoDuring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence we gathered many signatures in support of the initiative to proclaim May 18th the Day of Remembrance of Murdered Women Victims of Violence.

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Women’s Parliamentary Network of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Assembly and Novi Sad Mayor Support our Petition

peticija vojvodinaDuring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence the ...Out of Circle – Vojvodina organization gathered signatures for the petition calling for May 18th to be proclaimed the Day of Remembrance of Murdered Women Victims of Violence. The petition was initiated by the Women against Violence Network and the Autonomous Women’s Center and has till now been supported by numerous everyday people as well as decision makers on local and provincial levels.

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Invitation to the street action “Not one woman less, not one more dead”!

ni jedna zena manje ni jedna mrtva vise sDecember 5th 2016, Belgrade – As part of the 16 Days against Gender Based Violence campaign, we invite you again this year, to join us on Tuesday December 6th, and together with the Women against Violence Network and Women in Black,  commemorate the Montreal Massacre – a commemoration that is marked world wide. On this occasion we request that there be no more murders motivated by hatred of women.

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Lepa Mladjenovic: Close hospitals that humiliate instead of curing

We are requesting the closure of psychiatric hospitals because they don’t cure people but rather prolong their suffering through isolation. If someone is different this doesn’t necessarily make him or her dangerous, and it’s up to all of us to contribute to overcoming these stereotypes. It’s been a long time since the World Health Organization recommended deinstitutionalization in regards to mental health treatment. It’s now just a question of whether we want to follow world trends or not – Lepa Mladjenovic, psychologist and activist from Belgrade, told Radio Kotor during an interview. Last Friday Mladjenovic held a lecture at the Special Psychiatric Hospital in Kotor on the anti-psychiatry movement and deinstitutionalization.

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