Network of Women Against Violence Serbia has conducted a series of supervisory workshops for consultants engaged on SOS helplines in organizations in Serbia. One of them was organized by the Women's Association Pescanik, on October 20 to 22, 2017 in Vrnjacka Banja for six organizations (Safety Oasis, Alternative Circle, W as women, Romani cikna, Kaliopa and Women's Association Pescanik), as regional coordinator of Women Network against Violence.
During the last weekend, NGO activists from Aleksandrovac, Brus, Trstenik and Krusevac, members of Women's Network of Rasina District for women’s rights, visited Kosovska Mitrovica at the invitation of Mitrovica Women's Association for Human Rights. The agenda of the meeting included training on institutions and legislation of the European Union and discussion on the accession process, including the negotiations on the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
Activists of Women's Association Pescanik went out on the street yesterday, protesting because of the omissions that were committed in last two cases of murder of women and child in front of the Centers for Social protection in Belgrade, as well as in all previous cases.
The Women's Association Pescanik started with activities aimed at establishing self-support groups for women who survived violence. So far, we have implemented 2 trainings. Participants of the training were SOS Helpline consultants and users of this service, since the facilitating team of self-support groups will be one consultant and one woman with experience of violence. In training, they improved their knowledge about group work and capacity to establish and manage self-support groups. At the first training, the emphasis was on individual empowerment and capacity building of participants, while on the second accent was on empowerment and capacity building of co-leader pairs.
The third seminar for media professionals was held for all interested journalists from Serbia, on June 2nd and 3rd 2017. The topic of the seminar, organized in cooperation with Autonomous Women's Center and Network of Women against Violence, was a gender-sensitive reporting on violence towards women. There were 18 participants from 12 media houses.