With Education Against Violence Toward Girls

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February 14, One Billion Rising Dance
February 14, One Billion Rising Dance

The tree campaign

We launched a campaign on the importance of trees to bring people closer to how important trees are for human health, and invited them to donate money to raise funds by November 24, to plant 24 pine seedlings on the occasion of the Center for Girls’ 24th birthday.

 

February 14, One Billion Rising Dance

As part of the One Billion Rising campaign, people around the world are dancing against violence against women to the song Break the chain.Since 2013, we have been participating and dancing against violence. This year, the activists of the Center for Girls danced along with the girls from Teatro Dance Studio.

 

Conference on the problem of violence and trafficking

We held a conference on problem of sexual violence and human trafficking in Nis. Representatives of institutions and civil society spoke at the conference.

 

Vulva Drawing Workshop

We supported and empowered our activist to lead the Vulva Drawing Workshop as part of the V-day. campaign. Nine girls and women drew vulvas at the workshop, through laughter, music and socializing.

 

Performingplay Oxygen  in Kosovska Mitrovica and Vlasotince

The second and third performance of the play O2, directed by Dragana J, performed by Dragana J. and Tatjana N, took place in Kosovska Mitrovica and Vlasotince. In Kosovska Mitrovica, the play was performed as part of the Women for Peace and Security project, towards improving good neighborly relations between Serbia and Kosovo. The play was performed in Vlasotince on the occasion of May 16, the World SOS Telephone Day, within which the activists of the Regional Network South gathered. During these two performances, four trees were planted. Thanks to the show, our planet is so far richer by six trees.

 

Solidarity with and for women of Ukraine

Holding a banner Solidarity with and for the women of Ukraine we sent our support to women of Ukraine. There were many negative comments, but a few moments marked this action. A couple of fellow citizens approached us, gave us support and stood by us. What sets this action apart from all the previous ones is the hug we got from a passerby who came back and asked "Can I hug you?".

 

For free and legal abortion

We held a banner For free and legal abortion in the center of the city of Nis, to remind the public that abortion in Serbia must remain legal.

 

March 8 in Nis

We marked this day by holding banners in the center of the city of Nis and sending the following messages: For women's human rights; More feminists in decision-making positions, to hear women's suffrage; Stop violence against girls / women; We demand that femicide be recognized as a specific crime; The woman's place is in resistance; We demand that women's work be paid / For an economically independent woman / s.

 

March 8 in the mirror

The regional network South held a tribune March 8 in the mirror in Dimitrovgrad. The event was organized by the Independent Women's Center from Dimitrovgrad. Activists of the Regional Network South from: Women for Peace Leskovac, SOS for Women and Children Victims of Violence, Vlasotince and the Center for Girls, Nis spoke about violence against women, femicide and sexual violence. After the tribune, a street action was held dedicated to the fight for women's human rights.

 

Socializing event with Rada B.

We hung out with Rada B, a feminist, peace activist, former director of Women's Studies in Zagreb, coordinator of One Billion Rises Against Violence Against Women in Croatia, and a politician. She shared with us part of her experience of what it is like to be a feminist in politics.

 

Art exhibition The sky is The Friend

We opened exhibition of art pieces created at the 7th Feminist Art Colony, under the name The Sky is The Friend at Nis Culture Center Gallery. Milena K. O, one of the artists from previous colony shared her view of artworks:

"... Even when a woman is presented as a mass that is associated with the body or in the form of dresses, an association is gained with femininity and women's struggle in equality, perseverance in feminism and in organizing an art colony held in a ”holy place” of feminism, although many would not like to admit it. The spirit of Nadezda Petrovic, who founded an art colony under another name more than 100 years ago, is always present there and with every work created in all previous feminist art colonies, her spirit of freedom lives and spreads among artists".

Trainings on prevention of human trafficking and educational theater with the youth

With a team of young high school students, we conducted trainings on orevention of human trafficking and educational theater within the project Protect young people in Nis from human trafficking supported by the US Embassy. We had a lot of rehearsals while we rehearsed the scenes that were later performed in 3 high schools in Nis. We’ve planned to do 20 educational theaters in 10 high schools in Nis.

 

Gender Sensitive Language Workshop

One of our activists held a workshop on gender sensitive language for highschoolers performing educational theaters, students that have residency training at Center for Girls and for our activists.

 

Celebration of Center for Girls’ 24th birthday

The Center for Girls celebrated its 24th birthday in nature, near the Bubanj Memorial Park in the closest circle of the family - with its activists.

 

Cleaning action on the occasion of The Earth Day

On the occasion of The Earth Day, we gathered a team of interested citizens and through cleaning actio, we collected several bags of garbage on the quay of river Nisava, in Nis.

 

Lecture held by OB/GYN for students of 7th and 8th grade at Dositej O. Elementary School, in Nis

 

43 girls of the 7th and 8th grade of the elementary School Dositej O. in Nis had a conversation with gynecologist Merima. The girls asked a lot of questions, and some of the things they learned that day are news about the HPV vaccine, as well as how they can still protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies and STD’S, when should they have their first gynecological exam; they also learnt informations about abortion, tampons, painful menstruation… We also mentioned the topic of sexual harassment. This conversation between the girls and the gynecologist was organized as part of the month of May, which is dedicated to women's health.

Breakfast with the media in Leskovac

Marking the Day of Remembrance of Women Victims of Violence on May 18. Activists of the Regional Network South marked this day in Leskovac with a conversation about the phenomenon of femicide with institutions and the media.

 

Marking May 28 by sharing leaflets

We marked May 28 - the International Day of Women's Actions for Reproductive Health and Women's Reproductive Rights by distributing leaflets on the prevention of cervical cancer.We distributed more than 400 leaflets to our fellow citizens of Nis.

 

Meeting with the delegation of the GRETA expert group

Meeting of the activists of the Center for Girls with the delegation of the Group of Experts of the Council of Europe for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - GRETA. Their task is to assess the implementation of the Convention by the contracting states. We told them what we are doing in the field of combating human trafficking, what are the obstacles and what are our plans to improve the position of vulnerable groups of children and people in Nis.

Conference - violence and human traffickikng
Conference - violence and human traffickikng
Vulva Drawing Workshop.
Vulva Drawing Workshop.
Play Oxygen in Kosovska Mitrovica an Vlasotince
Play Oxygen in Kosovska Mitrovica an Vlasotince
Play Oxygen in Kosovska Mitrovica an Vlasotince
Play Oxygen in Kosovska Mitrovica an Vlasotince
Solidarity with and for women of Ukraine
Solidarity with and for women of Ukraine
For free and legal abortion
For free and legal abortion
8th of March in Nis
8th of March in Nis
Our activists after street action for abortion
Our activists after street action for abortion
8th of March in the mirror in Dimitrovgrad
8th of March in the mirror in Dimitrovgrad
8th of March in the mirror in Dimitrovgrad
8th of March in the mirror in Dimitrovgrad
Socializing event with Rada Boric
Socializing event with Rada Boric
Socializing event with Rada Boric
Socializing event with Rada Boric
Socializing event with Rada Boric
Socializing event with Rada Boric
Art exhibition The sky is The Friend
Art exhibition The sky is The Friend
Training on prevention of human trafficking
Training on prevention of human trafficking
Training on educational theater
Training on educational theater
Performing education theater in high school
Performing education theater in high school
Celebration of Center for Girls' 24th birthday
Celebration of Center for Girls' 24th birthday
Cleaning action on the occasion of The Earth Day
Cleaning action on the occasion of The Earth Day
Lecture held by OBGYN for pupils
Lecture held by OBGYN for pupils
Lecture held by OBGYN for pupils
Lecture held by OBGYN for pupils
Breakfast with the media in Leskovac
Breakfast with the media in Leskovac
Marking May 28 by sharing leaflets
Marking May 28 by sharing leaflets
Meeting with the delegation of the GRETA
Meeting with the delegation of the GRETA
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Performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings
Performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings

Here is a summary of our successes in the last 4 months.

Enjoy reading. Thank you for being here.

 

Study visit

In mid-October, we went on a study visit to organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina that primarily deal with the topic of combating human trafficking. We went to Bijeljina, Konjic and Tuzla. Organizations we visited: Otaharin, Lara, Nere, Better Future, Land of Children, Women's Vision. We spoke to 28 people.

The reason for the visit was our need to get acquainted with the way of work of organizations that successfully deal with the problem of human trafficking and, more precisely, forced begging, and learn from them by example. The expected result of the visit is increased knowledge of working with the population at potential risk of trafficking, but also victims of trafficking through the form of forced begging, through observation and participation in the activities of these organizations. The expected result of the study visit was fully achieved, in fact we received more than what we expected and we can recommend the study visit as a very important part of education.

#OAK #Trag

Study visit to drop in shelter Belgrade

After study visit in Bosnia and Hercegovina we visited drop in shelter of the Center for Youth Integration in Belgrade. We had the opportunity to see what their work looks like in practice as well as to hear their previous work experiences.

#OAK #Trag

Training for peer educators on human trafficking and education workshops in schools

The training for peer educators on the topic of human trafficking was held in Vrnjacka Banja from 14 to 17 October 2021. The training was led by Tatjana N, Marija V, Marta S. and Sanja K, and 11 girls participated from Niš, Belgrade, Nova Pazova and Smederevo. After training till now they done 24 workshop with their girls peers.

#GlobalFundforWomen

#ChainEmpowerment

At that training, we took the opportunity that we are all together and recorded 2 videos with the girls on this topic, which you can watch at the following links:

 

https://www.facebook.com/CentarZaDevojke/videos/1035437043917915

https://www.instagram.com/p/CV0BSZIrSVV/

https://www.facebook.com/CentarZaDevojke/videos/627679328258858

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWENVdfAdZ4/

 

Performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings and report it! in Niš i Leskovac

We performed the performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings and report it! two times before. After that we repeated six times, five times in Niš and one more in Leskovac. "Improving the fight against human trafficking in Nis and Leskovac" is implemented within the activities to strengthen the capacity and capacity of local civil society organizations to prevent and combat human trafficking, implemented by NGO ASTRA within the project "Improving space and opportunities to fight against trafficking in human beings ", supported by the European Union. NGO Astra EU in Serbia #NVOAstra #astraantitrafiking #EuzaTEBE

We recorded one of the performances and made a video, which you can see at the following

link:https://www.facebook.com/CentarZaDevojke/videos/173855274866622

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVlXes4gC2o/

 

Round tables in Niš and Leskovac

We held another round table with institutions in these two cities on the topic of human trafficking.

 

Strategic planning

From November 15 to 17, we held strategic planning. The Strategic Plan for 2022/2024 contains five strategic directions and they are: direct work with children, girls and women with experience of violence and human trafficking; prevention of violence against children, girls and women and prevention of human trafficking; promotion of feminism through engaged art; improving women's health and preserving the environment; strengthening the internal capacities of the Center for Girls and Feminist Youth.

 

We opened 16 days of activism with a play Oxygen.

 

This is a play about a woman.

This is a play about a woman in the pandemic.

This is a play about the uterus. The uterus is a female organ.

This is a play about femicide.

This is a play about a tree, nature, mutual understanding, support, and freedom.

This is a play performed by two women.

This is a play in which we all end up dancing together.

 

20 YEARS OF FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING - 20 YEARS OF FIGHT FOR HUMANS

 

We organized the premiere screening of the documentary 20 YEARS OF THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING - 20 YEARS OF THE FIGHT FOR PEOPLE in Niš, and a panel with the audience after the screening of the film. The film is dedicated to the fight against human trafficking in Serbia, the role of the civil sector, primarily women's organizations in it, and the importance of intersectoral cooperation and ways to improve it. The screening was followed by a discussion on the same topics, where the will of all participants to work together to improve the fight against human trafficking in this area was clearly expressed.

#AstraSOS
@euusrbiji @giz_Gmbh

 

International Femicide Day

We performed the performance Women's Cemetery in memory of the Montreal Massacre and reminded the public that one woman is killed in Serbia on every 10 days.

 

Acknowledgment for contribution to women's human rights

On December 10, on the International Human Rights Day, the Center for Girls received a letter of thanks for its contribution to women's human rights. Thanks to Civil Initiatives and the Human Rights House.

 

New projects and new activities in 2022: Protect young people in Nis from human trafficking

During 2022, the Center for Girls will educate a group of young people on the topic of combating human trafficking. After that training, they will go through another training on forum theater, after which they will make their own and perform it in front of their peers in 10 high schools in Nis. We will not neglect the teaching staff, so we will prepare interactive lectures on this topic for them, so that they would be informed about the latest trends in the field of human trafficking and be able to react. We will run the campaign "Recognize human trafficking, get information and protect yourself" on our social networks. So stay with us.

The project Protect young people in Nis from human trafficking is supported by the American Embassy in Belgrade.

 

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

We marked the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week by sharing a leaflet with important information on how to protect girls and women, as well as a lecture by a gynecologist at the Center for Girls.

 

Dog and cat houses

We were creative and made houses for street dogs and cats.

 

You can see more photos on our fb page and instagram page.

https://www.facebook.com/CentarZaDevojke

https://www.instagram.com/centarzadevojke/

 

P.S. Stay with us and follow further activities. And if you think that what we do is important, you can support us through donation.  



International Femicide Day - Women's Cemetery
International Femicide Day - Women's Cemetery
Screening of the film and panel
Screening of the film and panel
Strategic planning
Strategic planning
We opened 16 days of activism with a play Oxygen
We opened 16 days of activism with a play Oxygen
Acknowledgment for contribution to women's rights
Acknowledgment for contribution to women's rights
Round table in Nis
Round table in Nis
Study visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tuzla
Study visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tuzla
Making dog and cat houses
Making dog and cat houses
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Workshop
Workshop

Hello, our friends. You can see in text below what we did from june till mid October.

 

Festival: LOUD, LOUDER! - ArtFemine 8

The 8th ArtFemine festival, organized by the activists of the Center for Girls, gathered over 150 people, both fellow citizens and sisters-in-arms from the region and abroad, during the four days that it lasted. The visitors of the festival were able to attend and participate in a street action, workshops, panels, performances, and music events.

One of the most significant events at the festival was Nevena's performance.

Nevena M. performance “Women trafficking, violence/art/reality” initiated an important subject for our society. Nevena’s story started in Niš over 20 years ago. On July 3rd 2021 she was, for the first time, in her birth city, able to perform the play into which she poured all of her experience she gained while being a victim to human trafficking, recovering, returning to her normal life and uncovering art as the medium to spread the story of this horrible type of violence. After the performance, there followed an interview with Nevena, Eveline C. - the director of the performance, and Hristina P. from the NGO ASTRA. The interview was led by the lead coordinator for the Center for Girls – Tatjana N.

 

7th Feminist Art Colony

Center for Girls hosted and welcomed seven artists for this year's Feminist Art Colony, who spent their 7 days in Sicevo creating their artworks. Female artists took part in this colony from Rijeka (Hrvatska), Kruševac, Niš, Štrpce, Beograd, Kragujevac and Lapovo. Their words will best describe how they spent their time there and how they felt at the colony, so we leave you with some of their impressions.

 

What did participation in the Feminist Art Colony mean for you and what emotion did it bring out in you?

 

  • For me it meant something beautiful. The journey, personal growth, meeting with the new, exploration, abolishing of personal prejudices, getting out of my comfort zone, education, empowerment. I am inspired that something like this exists on this planet and it gives me hope that things can change for the better inside our own community. I am left with positive feelings. A feeling of being a part of something, of acceptance and self-worth. I made new friends and I will always remember this community full of peace, tolerance, joy, and creativity.

     

PerformanceRecognize Trafficking in Human Beings and report it! in Niš i Leskovac

We perform this performance for the first time on The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30 in Nis.

After that we repeated performance on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Women and Children - September 23 - at the School of Textiles and Design in Leskovac, we performed the performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings and report it! #RecognizeTradeTravelLog in The project of the Center for Girls "Improving the fight against human trafficking in Nis and Leskovac" is implemented within the activities to strengthen the capacity and capacity of local civil society organizations to prevent and combat human trafficking, implemented by NGO ASTRA within the project "Improving space and opportunities to fight against trafficking in human beings ", supported by the European Union. NGO Astra EU in Serbia #NVOAstra #astraantitrafiking #EUzaTEBE

 

Nisville Jazz Theater - Our Odyssey

Within the Nisville jazz THEATER festival, we were ponder on the topic of migration through several workshops. Six activists of the Center for Girls were part of the theater troupe that led part of the audience from the entrance of the Nis Fortress, across the bridge, through the park to the amphitheater, where, after that introductory part, the play Our Odyssey, Theater Wall, from Amsterdam was performed. This process was led by Karolina Spajic, director of ZID Tetar.

 

In solidarity for and with women of Afghanistan

Together with our fellow women from Leskovac, Dimitrovgrad, Vlasotince and Uzice, the Girls' Center participated in the global campaign Rise for / with Women of Afghanistan on September 25. Each organization held a street action in its city. We shared the message from the banner SOLIDARITY WITH AND FOR WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN in the center of the city of Nis with more than a thousand fellow citizens. Three activists brought the issue closer to their fellow citizens by reading the confessions of girls and women from Afghanistan. Together with thousands of others around the world, we have supported the worldwide campaign organized by @ 1billionrising @vdayorg @eveensler Why? Because we believe that women in Afghanistan have the right to education, to travel, to freedom of movement, to work, to security, to the freedom to breathe and be. #RiseForAndWithWomenOfAfghanistan #StandWithWomenofAfghanistan # 1BillionRising #RiseInSolidarity #RiseResistUnite

 

Round table in Leskovac to meet the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Exploitation and trafficking in women and children

On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Women and Children - 23. September - we organized a round table on the situation of human trafficking in Leskovac. There was talk of Fr. previous cases of human trafficking, on the challenges in proving the crime, but also on the cross-sectoral ones cooperation and its challenges. We also discussed the importance of preventing human trafficking, as well as about the necessity for the whole society to be involved in its solution. They attended the round table representatives of the MUP Leskovac and Vlasotince, the High Court and the Center for Social Work Leskovac and civil society organization. The following activities have been announced in the coming period, organized by the Center for Girls, as in Leskovac as well as in Nis.

 

Only together can we prevent human trafficking - a round table in Nis

At the round table on the situation of human trafficking in Nis and its surroundings, as part of the AT Network Samo project together we can prevent human trafficking, prevention, detection and repression have been discussed as well joint action of all relevant factors, institutions and CSOs dealing with the problem of trade people. The round table was attended by representatives of the High Public Prosecutor's Office, Mupa, Center for Social Work and Civil Society Organization. The following activities have been announced in the following period, organized by the At network, but also by the Center for Girls independently.

 

Educational workshops on the prevention of human trafficking at the School of Textile and Design in Leskovac

Three educational workshops on the prevention of human trafficking, held in September at the School of Textiles and design, Leskovac. The workshop was led by: Danica S.

 

Some of the impressions of the girls from the workshops:

* Cooperation with girls is excellent. We realized that there are things in our city and its surroundings as we see every day, and we are not aware of the reality behind it.

* I liked the workshop it could be mentioned more often in schools and more stories about it

* The workshop was great, I learned a lot and it was great, I did a lot heard of human trafficking ♥

 

See you in 4 months. :)

 

Street action
Street action
Performance Women trafficking,violence/art/reality
Performance Women trafficking,violence/art/reality
In solidarity for and with women of Afghanistan
In solidarity for and with women of Afghanistan
Vagina monologues on ArtFemine festival
Vagina monologues on ArtFemine festival
Vagina monologues on ArtFemine festival
Vagina monologues on ArtFemine festival
7th Feminist Art Colony
7th Feminist Art Colony
Performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings
Performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings
7th Feminist Art Colony
7th Feminist Art Colony
Nisville Jazz Theater - Our Odyssey
Nisville Jazz Theater - Our Odyssey
8th ArtFemine festival
8th ArtFemine festival
Round table with institutions
Round table with institutions
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23rd birthday of the Center for Girls
23rd birthday of the Center for Girls

The challenges of violence, human trafficking and the Covid 19 pandemic follow us in 2021. Here is what we have done to prevent violence, educate and empower girls and women despite the pandemic.

Campaigns

Campaigns we designed and implemented through social networks:

  • Feminist vocabulary

  • Successful women

  • Recognize human trafficking and report it

  • Recognize violence


Conference on Violence against Women and Trafficking in Human Beings during the Covid Pandemic 19

2020 was a challenge for all of us, so the Center for Girls gathered institutions from 4 cities at the conference, and they talked about the challenges in these fields in an unprecedented situation when the whole world was at a standstill and when due to various factors due to the pandemic violence over women and human trafficking had fertile ground to flourish.

The conference was held in two parts for the safety of the participants. On February 23, the topic of violence against women during the Covid 19 pandemic was addressed, and the problem of human trafficking during the February 24 pandemic.

The conference was attended by 21 people from 4 cities in Serbia (Nis, Pirot, Leskovac, and Prokuplje). Speakers from Pirot, Leskovac, and Prokuplje participated through the Zoom platform.

In the first part of the conference, representatives from the Basic Court, the Basic Public Prosecutor's Office, the Center for Social Work, and the Police spoke about violence against women.

In the second part of the conference, representatives from the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office, the Center for Social Work, and the Police spoke about the problem of human trafficking.

At the conference on violence against women during the Covid 19 pandemic, it was said that statistics indicate that young people aged 19, 20 show a huge degree of aggression towards an emotional partner and that in 2020 the number of crimes of persecution but also abuse and torture increased among emotional partners. In 90% of cases, there is not only a threat to security, but also physical violence.

The conference on the problem of human trafficking during the Covid 19 pandemic concluded that it is too early to say how much and what impact the impact of Covid has on this crime, and that we will be able to see the consequences only after the pandemic ends.

 

Planting trees

Japanese cherries in Nis as part of the global campaign One Billion Rises Against Violence Against Women, which in 2021 is dedicated to preserving the mother, the planet Earth. The Center for Girls donated 9 new tree seedlings to Nis and contributed to the reduction of pollution in the city. We planted three Japanese cherry seedlings at three locations, in the park near the Legal and Economic, in Chair between the stadium and the pool, and inside the Chair Pool complex. We know that 9 seedlings are not enough to solve the problem of pollution, but we believe that it can inspire someone else to take action of this type. This is our first action in a row with the goal of reducing pollution in the city.

Planting was made possible by JKP Mediana sector "Greenery" Nis.

 

Earth Day

We marked Earth Day by planting another Japanese cherry seedling, this time on the Byzantine Boulevard, and then cleaning nature from garbage near Nisava. If you want to join us on one of the following actions, let us know.

 

Exhibition of works by the VI Feminist Art Colony

We opened an exhibition called Boys Don't Cry and Girls Are Beautiful. Below is the text of Smiljka Jovanovic, one of the participants in the Feminist Art Colony.

Feminism in practice

The feminist art colony Sicevo has been going on for six years and this is the second one I have participated in, but it is as if I have been a part of it and its continuity from the beginning. As a feminist and visual artist, I feel not only pride but also satisfaction and fulfillment that I am part of a project that is unique in its concept in the region. The very thought that my works will become part of a collection that will inspire and empower young artists personally inspires and encourages me in my work.

The collection that grows with age is a trace of the time of women's creativity. Every year it is richer by dozens of paintings, collages, watercolors.

I would like every woman to be able to feel what I felt during my participation in the art colony Sicevo. An atmosphere of women's togetherness and mutual support, a feeling of sincere joy when someone does a good job, a unique sense of creativity and creativity in the community.

I would like to thank the organizers as well as all participants of all six feminist art colonies Sicevo for creating this unique feminist-artistic platform which gave me the opportunity to experience feminism and women's community in practice.

 

Two trainings for peer educators

16 fantastic girls from Smederevo, Belgrade and Nis, Nova Pazova, Arandjelovac, and Kursumlija acquired the knowledge and skills necessary for peer workshops, through training on the topic of PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS. The trainings were led by Marija V, and they were held in Vrnjacka Banja and Niš, organized by the Center for Girls Niš. The project is supported by the Global Fund for Women.


For women's human rights

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we organized a street action where activists performed a dance performance with the song "Break the chain" as part of the global campaign "One billion rising up against violence against women."
With the message "For women's human rights" and dance performance, we wanted to draw attention to the fact that March 8 is a day of struggle for a better position of girls, girls, and women in society. Passers-by sent comments of support, and some joined the dance, applauded, and took photos as a sign of support. The street action was seen by over 1500 people

 

23rd birthday celebration

Centric celebrated his 23rd birthday in a beautiful ambiance and with wonderful company. We continue to count.

 

Day of Remembrance of Women Victims of Violence

On the occasion of May 18, Day of Remembrance of Women Victims of Violence, we organized and performed a street performance Women's Cemetery.

In the last 10 years, 338 women have been killed. FEMICIDE is the murder of a woman by a man, motivated by hatred, a sense of superiority, ownership of a woman and her body.

The names of the murdered women in the last 10 years were heard from the loudspeakers, and the activists wore inscriptions of some of the murdered women on their chests and backs. The performance was seen by over 3000 passers-by. We received a lot of supportive comments.

 

Yoga

We held four yoga workshops as part of the month of women's health in order to take care of ourselves.

 

Peer educators on the topic of violence against girls

Peer educators of the Center for Girls, Petra, Masha, Milica, Stasa, Andjela, and Jelena, organized and conducted a total of 19 workshops on the topic of prevention of violence against girls in the School of Economics, Law, and Business, Svetozar M High School, Vocational High School, and Mija S. Electrical School.
Due to the current situation with the Covid 19 virus, workshops have been adapted, and some have been held outdoors.

The activities are carried out within a project supported by the Global Fund for Women.

9 girls conducted 35 workshops on violence against girls with 296 girls.

Some of the evaluations of the girls from the workshop:

  • I learned that violence against women is not a private matter, but a social one. The bully is not disturbed, because he has no diagnosis and can use it against us in court. That we should be careful on social networks. And I liked the workshop and I would like to continue to be educated like this.

  • I think that the workshop is very useful for girls and that as many girls as possible should be involved because no one is obliged to suffer violence.

  • I didn't like the way the girls thought some deserved violence. I liked that I understood some things about violence. I don't like that the girls don't support each other.

  • I liked that we talked about real things and that I managed to share what has been bothering me for years. The only drawback is that the workshop lasted shorter than I wanted.

  • I liked that I felt safe, to share my opinion with others. I also liked the conversation in which I sympathized while we were talking.

 

Peer educators on the topic of human trafficking

Our peer educators Mila S. and Danica S. did workshops with a dozen girls and children on the topic of human trafficking prevention. The project is supported by ASTRA and the European Union.

Some of the evaluations of the girls from the workshop:

  • The workshop on the prevention of human trafficking was extremely interesting and useful for me. I am glad that I expanded my knowledge and learned important information on how to recognize human trafficking and protect myself.

  • The workshop is useful and educational, no matter how much we think we know about this topic, we can always learn more!

  • An informatively good concept I completed my knowledge I realized I needed to be more careful.

 

Messages sent to girls through jingles

We filmed jingles about violence against girls with our peer educators (Masha, Milica, Jelena, Jan & Petra) which you can soon see on our social networks, Instagram profile, and FB page. 5 of them, who also peers educators, in this way gave their contribution in the fight against violence against girls, girls, and women and sent a message to their peers on how to recognize some forms of violence.

 

SOS

From mid-February till mid-June, we had more than 50 services provided in the domain of SOS.

 

Panel "Gender and European integrations

Our executive coordinator, Tatjana N. spoke at the Panel "Gender and European integrations: Approaches and Practices from Kosovo and Serbia". Our Tatjana talked about Gendering the EU agenda: New Directions with dr.Vjollca Krasniqi.

 

Support to potential victims of organized sexual exploitation in Jagodina

Activists of the Center for Girls and Marija J. from City Smart Radio were at a meeting of the Independent Women's Group on the occasion of the Jagodina-Palma case, which is heard in the media. We went to give support and information to the girls and women of Jagodina who are potential victims of organized sexual exploitation. To tell them that we are here for them, that they can anonymously call Astra's phone 011 785 0000 and get information about their rights.

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Exhibition of works by the VI Feminist Art Colony
Exhibition of works by the VI Feminist Art Colony
Two trainings for peer educators
Two trainings for peer educators
Peer educators - violence against girls
Peer educators - violence against girls
Peer educators on the topic of human trafficking
Peer educators on the topic of human trafficking
March 8 - For women's human rights
March 8 - For women's human rights
Day of Remembrance of Women Victims of Violence
Day of Remembrance of Women Victims of Violence
Conference during the Covid Pandemic 19
Conference during the Covid Pandemic 19
Yoga
Yoga
Planting trees - One Billion Rising campaign
Planting trees - One Billion Rising campaign
Earth Day
Earth Day
Messages sent to girls through jingles
Messages sent to girls through jingles
Campaigns on social media
Campaigns on social media
Support to potential victims - Jagodina
Support to potential victims - Jagodina
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We stand and fight for our society

We did a lot of interesting things from mid-October till mid-February. Enjoy reading.

Associates from Tutin, from the organization "Impus", included us in the program of their festival, where we performed a couple of texts from the play "I am an emotional being".

As part of the festival "Art and Human Rights" in Belgrade, we did a workshop "For a life without violence" organized by Dah Theater. The aim of the workshop was to empower women to choose a life without violence, to recognize violence and not enter it, or to exit if they are already in it. We also performed "Women's Cemetery".

Our activists conducted 3 workshops on the prevention of human trafficking, which were held in the Center for Girls, where the girls learned what are the most common ways of recruitment, forms of human trafficking and how to protect themselves.

With the street action "Right to legal abortion", we gave support to women from Poland who protested in their country because of the most valid abolition of the right to legal abortion in that country.

We opened an exhibition of works from the 6th Feminist Art Colony. The exhibition was opened in Leskovac under the title "The butterfly effect", on November 25, on the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women".

Since we love animals, and we are aware of how many of them there are on the streets, in the cold and without shelter, we decided to play a little and make a couple of houses for street dogs and cats.

We marked December 2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery by holding a banner, handing out pamphlets and talking to citizens. A song talking about labor exploitation was heard from the speakers all the time during the street action.

A campaign on social networks in the fight against violence toward little girls, girls and women. led by our activists.

On December 5, we once again performed "Women's Cemetery" to mark the Montreal Massacre.

On December 18 - International Migrants Day, we sent a message to our fellow citizens to imagine themselves in their shoes. We distributed 200 brochures on how to protect yourself from human trafficking during a pandemic. The material was provided by the NGO ASTRA.

We supported actresses Milena and Iva who went public and talked about the sexual abuse and rapes they experienced by their acting professor while they were teenagers.

Our activists distributed flyers to female citizens with information on the prevention of cervical cancer in order to draw their attention to go to gynecological examinations and take care of their health.

Preparations for the one billion campaign are rising, within which we will plant trees at several locations in Nis during March. This will make a small but very important contribution in the fight against air pollution in our city.

The young activists of the Center for Girls had a meeting about future promotional activities.

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Stay tuned.









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