With Education Against Violence Toward Girls

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Project Report | May 28, 2024
The constant fight for healthier community

By Marija Virijevic | Project leader

XVIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
XVIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

 

In the past few months, we have done very important things. Enjoy reading the report.

Street action on the occasion of the XVIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

 

Over 1,500 people saw the street action held by the activists of the Center for Girls in Obrenoviceva Street in the center of Niš, on the occasion of the XVIII European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

Over 800 pamphlets with information about the HPV virus, vaccines that protect against it, and regular gynecological examinations were distributed to fellow citizens.

The goal of this action was to raise the awareness of girls and women about the importance of going for an examination and taking care of their reproductive health. With the help of transparencies, we sent messages:

Going to a regular gynecological examination can save your life.

If detected early, cervical cancer is 100% curable.

In Serbia, 1 woman dies every day, and 4 get sick from cervical cancer.

Women in Serbia are 5th in terms of getting sick, and 2nd in terms of dying from cervical cancer in Europe.

HPV vaccines that protect against cervical cancer are finally free for girls and boys ages 9 to 19.

 

MEDIA CONFERENCE – CHILDREN’S DAYCARE CENTER

 

On the occasion of the completion of the project "Improved social cohesion in Niš and Southern Serbia through reducing the risk of human trafficking and increasing the resilience of street children", we held a media conference today.

In the past six months, 37 children living and/or working on the street used the services of the Day Center for Children in Niš. During this period, 831 services were provided (lunch, bathing, changing clothes, studying, playing, etc.).

We would like to thank the Narodne Novine newspaper and Niške Vesti portal for responding and for informing the general public about the results of this project.

The project "Improved social cohesion in Niš and Southern Serbia through reducing the risk of human trafficking and increasing the resilience of street children" is supported by the European Union, through the EU Pro Plus program.

 

 

 

DANCING AGAINST VIOLENCE - One Billion Rising 2024

 

In Niš and Aleksinac, on February 14, people danced to the song "Break The Chain", in order to raise the voice against violence toward women.

"Vuk K." elementary school from Zitkovac (Aleksinac) joined the global campaign "One Billion Rising against violence toward women" for the first time this year at the invitation of the Center for Girls. Their students performed a choreography to the song "Break The Chain" and were joined by their female teachers, while their male peers and teachers gave them support.

 

In the center of Niš, over thirty girls and women danced to the song "Break the Chain" and thereby participated in this year's "One Billion Rising" campaign. Over 2,500 people stopped and watched the dance. Members of SOS Vlasotince, Association of Roma Women - Osvit and the Center for Girls (organizations from the Women Against Violence network), activists and citizens, Roma girls who come to the Day Center for Children and several members of the Primavera dance studio, danced to stand up against violence against women.

"One billion Rising" is the largest action in the history of international movements against violence toward women. The action was initiated in 2013 by the playwright, writer and activist V (previously Eve E). This action is a reaction to the disturbing statistics of the United Nations that 1 in 3 women will be beaten, raped or psychologically abused during their lifetime. Since there were 7 billion people living in the world at that time, this meant that over a billion women experienced some form of violence. With the current world population of 8 billion, that number is, unfortunately, even higher.

 

CONFERENCE - Violence against women and femicide as its most drastic form

 

The Center for Girls held the 9th consecutive conference on the problem of violence against girls, women and women - "Violence against women and femicide as its most drastic form".

The following spoke at the conference: Vida Vilic - research associate and criminologist, Ivana M. - judge of the High Court, Ana S. - director of the Roma Association Osvit, Lucija H. M. - specialist in general medicine and coordinator of the team to help women with experience of violence, Maja D. - psychologist, psychotherapist, certified transactional analyst and Marija V. - program coordinator of the Center for Girls.

Each of the speakers talked about violence against women in their area, what are the obstacles and challenges, about the practices and protocols that are implemented and how it is prevented. Special emphasis was placed on femicide as the most serious form of violence against girls, women and women and why it needs to be recognized as a special crime.

We would like to thank the journalists of Juzne vesti and Narodne novine for reporting on the conference, as well as everyone who participated. We would also like to thank the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia in Niš for providing the hall.

 

The conference was organized within the project: "SAFE AND STRONG - Empowered girls and women to improve women's human rights", which was supported by OAK and Trag Foundation.

 

PERFORMING "VAGINA MONOLOGUES" IN DIMITROVGRAD

Members of the Women Against Violence network (Center for Girls Niš, Women for Peace Leskovac, SOS Vlasotince, Independent Women's Center Dimitrovgrad) performed the reading performance "Vagina Monologues"in Dimitrovgrad yesterday.

The audience had the opportunity to hear texts that talk about the female body, health, violence against women, the different ways in which we can love our body, but also how it, unfortunatelly, ca be stigmatized.

"Vagina Monologues" were written by the American writer and activist V (previously Eve E.), and today they are performed around the world as part of the action "One Billion Rising Against Violence Against Women", the action initiated by V in 2013, as a reaction to the worrying statistics of the United Nations that 1 in 3 women will be beaten, raped or psychologically abused during their lifetime. Since there were 7 billion people living in the world at that time, this meant that over a billion women experienced some form of violence. With the current world population of 8 billion, that number is unfortunately even higher.

 

WOMEN'S MARCH - MARCH 8 2024

Association of Roma women Osvit and the Center for Girls walked the streets of Nis today. Fifty female activists and citizens participated in the Women's March, which was held in Niš on the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day. The Association of Roma Women Nada Aleksinac also joined the march.

Through the megaphone, Marica P. from Osvit and Tatjana Nikolic from the Center for Girls spoke aloud the messages that were being carried:

For women's human rights; We demand that women's work be paid. For economically independent women; together: women's rights, labor rights, women's solidarity; Equality is a team sport; More feminists in decision-making places to make women's suffrage heard; Stop violence against girls/women; The victim is never to blame! The responsibility lies with the abuser; Sexual violence against girls and women cannot go unpunished; The only important thing is that you are well, because you are not alone; You are not alone; One billion rise for freedom; We demand that femicide be recognized as a separate crime; Roma women for a society without gender-based violence; You have the right to live without discrimination; For legal and free abortion; A woman has a place in politics; If a woman hairdresser is acceptable, so is a woman politician and a minister! If a woman teacher is acceptable, so should be a woman lawyer and a councilor! Menstrual products are a basic necessity, not a luxury! Every woman has the right to a safe and dignified childbirth. Stop obstetric violence! Rape is a crime without reason.

Tatjana N. from the Center for Girls and Anabela Sacipovic from the Association of Roma Women Osvit gave statements to the media. Thank you to N1 television, Radio-television of Serbia and Copernicus television for reporting on the march.

 

"HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE YOUTH" TRIBUNE

 

"Human Trafficking And The Youth" tribune, which we held at the Traffic And Technical School „ February12" in Niš, attended 73 young people and several teachers.

 

Tatjana N., the Executive Coordinator of the Center for Girls, spoke at the panel, along with Nikola P. and Nikola V., students of this school, peer educators on the topic of human trafficking prevention.

On that occasion, the students who attended had the opportunity to watch short video clips from the educational theater about the problem of human trafficking. Through this panel, the attendees learned what human trafficking is, what its forms and methods of recruitment are, who can be a trafficker, and who can be a victim. They received information on how to recognize human trafficking, how to protect themselves, how to check all information before traveling abroad and who to contact if they suspect human trafficking. At the very end, the attendees received a pamphlet with more information about the problem of human trafficking.

Trbune is organized as part of the Anti-Trafficking Network project, "United Against Trafficking in Human Beings in Serbia".

 

26 YEARS OF SUPPORT, EDUCATION, ACTIVISM AND CREATIVITY

The Center for Girls celebrated 26 years of support, education, activism and creativity yesterday. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us yesterday.

In 26 years of work, Centric has grown, developed and achieved results of which we are extremely proud - direct work with children, girls and women, numerous workshops, educational theaters, activist-feminist theater, ArtFemine festival and Feminist Art Colony, cooperation with institutions in city and organizations from the country and region.

 

If you liked what you read about, please support our further work.

Stay with us.

Sincerely, your Center for Girls

MEDIA CONFERENCE - CHILDREN'S DAYCARE CENTER
MEDIA CONFERENCE - CHILDREN'S DAYCARE CENTER
DANCING AGAINST VIOLENCE - One Billion Rising 2024
DANCING AGAINST VIOLENCE - One Billion Rising 2024
DANCING AGAINST VIOLENCE - One Billion Rising 2024
DANCING AGAINST VIOLENCE - One Billion Rising 2024
CONFERENCE - Violence against women and femicide
CONFERENCE - Violence against women and femicide
PERFORMING "VAGINA MONOLOGUES" IN DIMITROVGRAD
PERFORMING "VAGINA MONOLOGUES" IN DIMITROVGRAD
PERFORMING "VAGINA MONOLOGUES" IN DIMITROVGRAD
PERFORMING "VAGINA MONOLOGUES" IN DIMITROVGRAD
WOMEN'S MARCH - MARCH 8 2024
WOMEN'S MARCH - MARCH 8 2024
WOMEN'S MARCH - MARCH 8 2024
WOMEN'S MARCH - MARCH 8 2024
WOMEN'S MARCH - MARCH 8 2024
WOMEN'S MARCH - MARCH 8 2024
"HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE YOUTH" TRIBUNE
"HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE YOUTH" TRIBUNE
26 YEARS OF CENTER FOR GIRLS
26 YEARS OF CENTER FOR GIRLS
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