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Hand over the mic to: Teodora Stojilković, Serbia

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Teodora Stojilković, 18, is a student and women’s right activist from Bujanovac, Serbia. She was one of the ambassadors of the “Women Talk” campaign, supported by UN Women, and is currently serving as a WAVE Youth Ambassador as part of the EU-UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey that targets changing social norms.

Gender assessment of the refugee and migration crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This is an assessment of the international and national response to the refugee crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia from a gender perspective, carried out in Fall 2015.

Economic value of the unpaid care work in the Republic of Serbia

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Across the world, the care of children continues to be primarily provided by women and girls, and such a burden constrains their ability to participate equally in employment and social and political life, and to earn an income commensurate with that of men. The goal of this research is to measure and value women’s contribution to the economy through their unpaid care and domestic work responsibilities in the Republic of Serbia.

In Serbia, mothers and their children with disabilities find hope in jam

Friday, September 7, 2018

By making jam, a woman-run organization is earning money to improve the inclusion of children with disabilities, while also building a whole community of support and encouragement.

Local women’s networks drive gender equality in rural Serbia

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In rural Serbia, where the political and economic landscape is primarily dominated by men and few women participate in decision-making, local Women Councilors Networks set up with support from UN Women are challenging the status quo.

UN Women assesses the needs of women migrants and refugees in Serbia and fYR Macedonia

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Despite gender-sensitive good practices, a UN Women assessment found that response-planning, services, protection capacity and information are not yet sufficient to meet the needs of migrant women and girls in Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Press release: Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York visits UN Trust Fund grantees in Serbia

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better.

In Serbia, women survivors of domestic violence find hope in the “Good Garden”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The “Good Garden” is a social enterprise for growing organic vegetables, and also a training centre for organic production for women survivors of domestic violence who wish to get involved in this sustainable farming method.

12 CEOs sign the Women’s Empowerment Principles in the presence of Serbia’s President

Monday, April 23, 2012

Twelve CEOs from major companies have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women's Empowerment Principles, at an event organized by UN Women and the UN Global Compact in Serbia on 7 March.

In a Serbian town, survivors of domestic violence are sewing face masks for those in the front line of COVID-19 response

Monday, April 6, 2020

In an undisclosed location in Sombor, Serbia, 41-year-old Marija Tomic* is putting the finishing stitches on face masks. She has made hundreds of these fabric masks since Serbia declared the COVID-19 epidemic in March. Tomic is a survivor of domestic violence and lives in a safe house for women survivors. “I got support in this society when I needed it most and now it feels great to give something back,” she said. “It's a wonderful feeling to be able to provide a little help...

Ending violence against women with disabilities in Serbia’s custodial institutions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A recent study has uncovered that women, like Edith, with mental disabilities who are being held in Serbia’s institutions often suffer multiple forms of violence.

Serbia's orange SOS phone: A call that must be answered

Monday, December 5, 2016

UN Women in Serbia joined the global 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign by installing a giant interactive SOS telephone in Belgrade’s main square as a wake-up call for violence against women and girls.

Women refugees and migrants get a place of their own

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Complete with Middle Eastern music, smells of home-cooked recipes and plenty of smiling faces, Women’s Corner officially opened its doors in Belgrade.

Balkans Conference Highlights Women and Security

Friday, October 14, 2011

The President of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Boris Tadic, in September opened a regional forum on security in the Balkans that highlighted the role of women leaders.

In the words of Marija Andjelkovic: “The girls are getting younger…poverty is driving trafficking in persons”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In the 1990s, Marija Andjelkovic worked at a call centre for girls experiencing violence, when she received a training on human trafficking. In those days, trafficking was not a known, researched and understood phenomenon in Serbia which left an institutional vacuum in addressing the needs of survivors. She was one of the first civil society activists to raise the issue of human trafficking in the Balkan region, and went on to become the founder and Director of the Serbian NGO, ASTRA-Anti trafficking action.

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