Serbia

Successful Rountable in Belgrade

The Autonomous Women’s Center , the Network of Women Against Violence and the Network for the European Women’s Lobby organized in Belgrade a round table to raise awareness about rape and other sexual offenses in Serbia . The aim of the roundtable was to review existing legislation and practices in relation to criminal offenses against sexual freedom and the necessity of their compliance with the standards set by the Istanbul Convention.

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The event was attended by representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia , state institutions (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior , Public Prosecutor ) , independent mechanisms (Ombudsman) , civil society organizations and the media.

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Media reports:

http://www.danas.rs/danasrs/drustvo/ponizene_i_pred_drzavom.55.html?news_id=272598
http://www.politika.rs/rubrike/Drustvo/Neophodni-krizni-centri-za-zrtve-silovanja.sr.html
http://www.telegraf.rs/vesti/896766-jezivo-srpkinje-izmedju-15-i-44-pre-dozive-silovanje-nego-sto-dobiju-rak
http://www.e-novine.com/drustvo/95234-Okrugli-sto-poloaju-rtava-silovanja.html
http://www.kurir-info.rs/stravicna-statistika-u-89-slucajeva-siluju-bliski-ljudi-clanak-1127189

Pamphlet of the campaign printed in 30 000 copies and distributed to 117 organizations/institutions in 77 towns/municipalities of Serbia.
http://www.zeneprotivnasilja.net/images/16-dana/Pamflet-16-dana-2013.pdf

Video of the campaign presented over 160 times (you tube) and uploaded:

http://www.zeneprotivnasilja.net/

http://www.potpisujem.org/srb/o_kampanji.html

http://www.dobrevesti.rs/здравље/item/3511-закон-штити-окривљене-а-не-жртве,-потребне-су-хитне-измене

Shared via FB pages over 30 times:

https://www.facebook.com/MrezaZeneProtivNasilja#!/MrezaZeneProtivNasilja
https://www.facebook.com/MrezaZeneProtivNasilja#!/pages/Autonomni-%C5%BEenski-centar/224122800984571

Video report of the event created

Follow up:

19/12/2013, Belgrade - Meeting with the Deputy Minister was organized in the Ministry of Health. Deputy Minister agreed that the Ministry of Health send invitation letter to the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, and initiate the establishment of inter - sectoral working group for the development of a new protocol considers institutional practice in cases of sexual violence and the establishment of the Rape crisis centers.

Journalists continued to investigate state institutions answer on sexual violence against women:

http://www.danas.rs/danasrs/drustvo/silovane_i_jos_placaju_ginekoloski_pregled.55.html?news_id=272953

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