With Education Against Violence Toward Girls

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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.

Stay with us.

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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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Always first - Together - ArtFemine 7th festival
Always first - Together - ArtFemine 7th festival

This year has been challenging for everyone, and it still is. However, that did not stop us from continuing to work in the field of combating violence, human trafficking, and women's health and sexuality. We addressed these topics through education, activism, and creativity. Here is what we did from July to mid-October. Enjoy reading.

 

SOS

From July to mid-October, we had 53 services provided in the domain of SOS.

 

Always first - Together - ArtFemine 7th festival

This year, we held the ArtFemine festival for the 7th time, for the first time with guests only from Serbia due to the pandemic. The program included a street action, a panel, "Always first - Women Covid 19", a performance "Together to dignified work" and 6 workshops, as well as an exhibition "Women's activist visuals". Workshops: Yoga, By dancing into the women's revolution, Making jewelry from recyclable material, Making natural soaps, Our identities and our realities, By bike in search of freedom and theater. 66 people attended and participated in the festival.

 

The last hearing of Marija L.

Activists of the Girls' Center stood on the streets of Nis and gave unreserved support to Marija L. at the time of the last hearing. Marija L. is a woman who sued her boss for sexual harassment. Two and a half years after the trial was initiated, a verdict was reached that the accused was guilty. He received only 3 months in prison for the crime of illicit sexual activity. This is the first time that someone in Serbia has received a verdict for that.

 

Workshop on the prevention of human trafficking

A workshop on the prevention of human trafficking was held in Nis on July 17, organized by the Center for Girls, and with respect for all protection measures. The workshop was led by peer educators Danica S. and Mina K.

 

World Anti-Trafficking Day - July 30

On July 30, we marked World Anti-Trafficking Day. In addition to handing out flyers and holding banners, a performance was performed with Marcelo's song "Plug", which talks about labor exploitation. The performance was conceived in 2017 by Natasa N.

 

Mini online anti-trafficking campaign

In August, we had a mini-campaign in which we shot videos on the topic of human trafficking. The videos are short with the most important information on how to protect yourself. 6 girls/women participated in the filming. Filmed by: Sanja K.

 

6th Feminist art colony

This year's 6th Feminist Art Colony was attended by 11 female artists. Due to the pandemic this year, only girls and women from Serbia participated. Also, due to the impossibility to realize the colony in Sicevo, as in the previous 5 years, this one was held in the hostel Tašana, in Niš. At this year's colony, the female artists had the opportunity to see 3 fantastic performances: "Nadezda Petrovic - a self-portrait in the plural"; "I am an emotional being", and "Vagina's monologues" by Eve Ensler.

 

Active again after summer

In September, after the summer and the break, we had meetings with our activists and talked about new plans.

We joined the action of friends from Zagreb from the NGO Women's Room in marking the "National Day for Combating Violence against Women". We kept 3 papers with which we took photos on the street and then posted them on our social networks.

 

Creative workshop of soap making

The workshop, where it was possible to learn from which materials natural soaps are made, as well as soap decorating techniques, was attended by 14 little girls, girls, and women. They also had the opportunity to try their hand at making them. The workshop was led by Sanja K. & Marta S.

 

Creative workshop of collage making

9 girls and women learned how to make something new, new shape, a new story from old material.

The workshop was led by Marina R.

 

Cross-sectoral training "Improving the response in human trafficking procedures"

Through cross-sectoral training "Improving the Response to Trafficking Procedures", 35 representatives of institutions and CSOs improved their knowledge in working on cases of trafficking in human beings through the identification of obstacles and the exchange of previous experiences. The training was realized in Vrnjacka Banja with the participation of relevant actors in the fight against human trafficking: police (Niš, Zrenjanin, Leskovac, Belgrade, Prijepolje, Pirot, Uzice, Vranje), higher prosecutor's office (Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, Belgrade, Niš, Vranje ), centers for social work (Nis, Vranje, Dimitrovgrad, Prijepolje, Vlasotince, Zrenjanin) and non-governmental organizations, members of the AT network (Belgrade, Uzice, Prijepolje, Nis, Vlasotince, Vranje).

Attendees could also hear Nevena's life story. She is from Nis and back in '95 she ended up in a human trafficking chain in which she was for 2 years.

 

Performance "Women's Cemetery"

In Serbia, one woman is killed every 10 days. With the street performance "Women's Cemetery", we sent a message to our fellow citizens that this is a common problem and that they should not turn their heads. The performance was performed by activists of the Girls' Center. During the hour that the performance lasted, passers-by could hear 315 names and surnames of women killed in the last 10 years in domestic and partner violence. The performance was seen by over 1000 people. Audio recording: Marijana P.

 

European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings in Nis

Activists of the Center for Girls marked October 18 - European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings. The Center for Girls is part of the Anti-Trafficking Network.

In addition to handing out flyers and holding banners, we talked a lot with fellow citizens on this topic. The street action was seen by over 500 people.

 

Film marathon in September and October

We started a film marathon in September and October, so we watched movies with activists and had conversations after watching them. The films are chosen to touch on the topics we are dealing with and which will enable the audience to face their prejudices and better understand some things.

 

All activities were carried out with all precautionary measures due to the pandemic.

 

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Workshops on ArtFemine 7th festival
Workshops on ArtFemine 7th festival
Support to Marija L. while she is waiting justice
Support to Marija L. while she is waiting justice
Creative and educative workshops
Creative and educative workshops
6th Feminist art colony
6th Feminist art colony
National Day for Combating Violence against Women
National Day for Combating Violence against Women
Cross-sectoral training on topic human trafficking
Cross-sectoral training on topic human trafficking
Street performances and actions
Street performances and actions
Film marathon in September and October
Film marathon in September and October
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A state of emergency is not an excuse for violence
A state of emergency is not an excuse for violence

In the last 3 months, our SOS phone rang so many times. 19 different women contacted us asking for help because they are in a situation of violence. In addition to support in the form of conversations, we provided psychological and legal assistance to some of them. You can see what else we did in the fight against violence during the pandemic that hit the whole world in the text below.

A state of emergency is not an excuse for violence

At the beginning of the state of emergency in Serbia, we launched a campaign called "A state of emergency is not an excuse for violence." In addition to our SOS telephone, the posts also promoted the telephones of the organizations we cooperate with and whose work we can stand behind: Pešcanik - Kruševac, Iz Kruga - Vojvodina, EGAL - Belgrade, which we continue in the further course of the campaign.  You can see the whole campaign on our FB and Instagram page.

Design of posts: Sanja K.

The emotional creature spoke on International Women's Day

In Niš, 10 activists told the life stories of girls and women who are changing history by changing established rules and traditions. We are very proud of them and on our longstanding contribution to empowering girls to speak publicly about violence.

At the very end, we joined female friends from Croatia with the performance Patriarch Rape! and we sent support to female fighters Latin American women.

Carrying the message “Silence does not protect us” we were together and with our friends from Banja Luka.

We thank our friends from Le Zbor and Oštra Nula for inviting us to join the action.

Photo by: Aleksandra N.

Remembrance Day for Women Victims of Violence

On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of women victims of violence in Nis, activists of the Center for Girl carried out a street performance "Women's Cemetery," in the crowded Obrenoviceva Street in Niš. During the one-hour performance, passers-by could hear 315 names and surnames of women killed in the last 10 years in domestic and partner violence. The activists of the Center for Girls were joined during the performance by two women, a representative of the organization "Iz Kruga" and a fellow citizen. Today's action caused a lot of comments and was seen by over 1000 people. Interested fellow citizens could take the "Wheel of Violence" with them.

Audio recording: Mariana P.

Photo by: Sanja K, Ivana M.

"Women's Cemetery" Performance, June 2, 2020

During the hour that the performance lasted, passers-by could see the names and surnames of 3 women who were killed in the last 15 days in Serbia in domestic and partner violence, as well as messages about violence against women and femicide. Femicide is the murder of a woman by a man, motivated by hatred, feelings of superiority, ownership over women, and their bodies. Women are most often killed in their homes by their partners, and this is preceded by long-term violence. We distributed pamphlets about violence against girls to our fellow female citizens, as well as the wheel of violence. Many of them commented and photographed the performance, which was seen by more than 1,500 people.

Photo by: Marija V.

Let's be responsible for ourselves and take care of our health

May is the Month of Women's Health, which we have been celebrating for the eighth year in a row. Due to coronavirus measures this year, instead of workshops, we recorded conversations with four women about women's health and ways of caring during this period of quarantine and general concern. They were interviewed and recorded by Silvija M. You can find that interviews on our FB and Instagram page.

As every year on the occasion of May 28 – the International Day for Women's Health and Reproductive Rights, Obrenoviceva Street was full of women's activism today. With another street action where they held a banner and distributed promotional material, Center for Girls' activists pointed out the importance of taking care of ourselves and our health. More than 500 leaflets on the topic of cervical cancer were distributed to passers-by.

Be responsible for yourself and take care of your health because that is the most important thing.

Photographers: Sanja K. and Marija V.

Stay tuned because we can do more together!

Emotional creature on International Women's Day
Emotional creature on International Women's Day
Remembrance Day for Women Victims of Violence
Remembrance Day for Women Victims of Violence
"Women's Cemetery" Performance, June 2, 2020
"Women's Cemetery" Performance, June 2, 2020
Let's take care of our health
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Centar for girls

Location: Nis - Serbia
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Twitter: @Centarzadevojke
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Centar za devojke
Nis, Serbia
$1,615 raised of $5,000 goal
 
43 donations
$3,385 to go
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