Michelle Bachelet -
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Charlotte Bunch -
Feminist, author and leader of women's and human rights movements
Gloria Steinem -
Feminist, journalist and socio-political activist
Yves Ensler -
American author, screenwriter, activist, feminist
Violence against women is not an isolated phenomenon or exception that affects the individual rights of women and girls, but is a global problem and a regular occurrence in the patriarchal matrix of stereotypical gender roles and abuse of power. Violence causes serious short-term and long-term physical, psychological, sexual and economic consequences for women and seriously impedes their participation and contribution to social development and progress. That is why we ask the local and national authorities to take responsibility for reducing the risks of violence and protection of women, who should send a clear message about the unacceptability of violence and a serious commitment to systemic changes that will lead to an appropriate, timely and comprehensive response to the problem.
Services to help and support women and children victims of violence
Specialized assistance and support services focus on the specific individual needs of each woman who has survived some form of violence. Through their knowledge and skills, service providers prioritize the experiences of women who have survived violence in order to prevent them from returning to a violent environment. Using this approach, service providers create a supportive environment in which women’s rights are respected and treated with dignity and respect.
Break the cycle of violence!
You have the right, inform yourself and make the right decision for yourself and your children.
Violence against women and children can be prevented if we do not ignore it, but report it and support victims to leave the violent environment. Reporting the violence is the first step!
Trainings for service providers in counseling centers for women and children victims of gender-based and domestic violence
The National Network during 2020 and 2021 opened 2 counseling centers for women and children victims
Quality Reintegration Services for Women Victims of Violence – Regional Network Meeting – Western Balkans
In the period between May 30th and June 3rd 2022, a regional network meeting was held
The reintegration and rehabilitation of women victims of violence who have left the violent environment is
During 2021, we implemented the first sub-granting of women’s civil society organizations, which was completely successful.
Donate to the Women's Intervention Fund
The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence has opened the first Intervention Women’s Fund that provides financial assistance to women-victims of violence who want to leave the violent environment. The opening and promotion of the fund took place as part of the global campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” in 2017.
08.03.2021: At the fifth March for Women’s Rights, the activists reminded – A state that does not act is a state that rapes
Hundreds of activists gathered today in front of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, marking the beginning of
18.08.2020: Recommendations for dealing with Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in the Western Balkans during the pandemic
Most of the Western Balkan governments declared a state of emergency or natural disaster in their respective countries, shortly after the COVID-19 was declared a
Having regard to the situation with gender equality in the country and the need for its further and continuous promotion; Knowing the directions in which
17.06.2020: CSSP Guidelines to better support women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Starting with the first of May 2020, the Civil Society Strengthening Platform has started its third year of the EU/UN Women programme ‘Implementing norms, changing