Women's Peace Declaration - Turkey

for peaceWe, the women of this country, desire peace. How many more generations must suffer the atrocities of war and conflict? What are we to do with all of this pain and suffering, for which there is no recompense?

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Press Release and Call to Action

The Women against Violence Network, Autonomous Women's Center and Women in Black are calling citizens to join us on Thursday (May 21st 2015), at 5:00 pm, at the last bus terminal near the Home of the Serbian Army building, at the Republic Square in Belgrade. We will gather all dressed in black to silently remember women who were murdered by their male partners or family members and to request that those responsible in state institutions be punished – institutions that have not done enough to prevent murders of women.

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Open Letter to Members of Parliament Regarding the Selection of the New Commissioner for Equality

This letter - signed by more than 200 civil society organizations in Serbia which represent rights of Roma women, women with disability, children, LGBT persons and other discriminated groups in society – is a request to repeat the procedure for selection of the Commissioner for Equality due to irregularities in procedure and neglecting criteria required for this position.

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The state of Serbia in no way encourages women who have survived any form of sexual violence to report it!

The Autonomous Women's Center and the Network of Women against Violence decidedly object to yesterday's ruling where a repeat rapist was handed down a very mild sentence, in a first degree court, and was put under house arrest until his sentence becomes legally binding.

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There Is No Justification for Violence!

In recent days citizens and the media alike have shown great interest in a photograph published by a public figure on her Facebook profile – the photo having been taken after she was physically attacked by her husband. We believe that certain comments made in the public discussion surrounding this issue are detrimental to understanding male violence against women, that is, they result in women reliving violence – this time perpetuated by the public.

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Press Release

The Network of Women against Violence has requested that the State Public Prosecutor review the work of Novi Sad's Higher Public Prosecutor in the case where Darijan Music was accused and subsequently found guilty of murdering Vladislava Cervenko, and to report to the public about their findings.

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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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