Presentation of Project Results


On Thurs­day, 27 Novem­ber 2014, the Vojvo­d­i­na Assem­bly build­ing was the venue of the pre­sen­ta­tion of results of the Advance­ment of Ser­vices for Women Expe­ri­enc­ing Vio­lence in the AP of Vojvo­d­i­na project.

From Decem­ber 2013 to Decem­ber 2014, the project was imple­ment­ed by the Women’s Sup­port Cen­ter from Kikin­da, in coop­er­a­tion with SOS Vojvo­d­i­na Net­work mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions and sup­port­ed by the Roy­al Nor­we­gian Embassy in Ser­bia. The aim of the project was to raise the capac­i­ties of women’s orga­ni­za­tions mem­bers of the SOS Vojvo­d­i­na Net­work by imple­ment­ing var­i­ous activ­i­ties aimed at devel­op­ing the exist­ing and estab­lish­ing new ser­vices in towns and munic­i­pal­i­ties these orga­ni­za­tions are work­ing in.

The SOS Vojvo­d­i­na Net­work includes six women’s NGOs oper­at­ing in Vojvo­d­i­na and pro­vid­ing spe­cial­ized sup­port to women expe­ri­enc­ing vio­lence by means of a helpline or by pro­vid­ing oth­er kinds of sup­port to them. Besides the Women’s Sup­port Cen­ter from Kikin­da, these orga­ni­za­tions are the fol­low­ing: IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA from Novi Sad, SOS Women’s Cen­ter from Novi Sad, Women’s Alter­na­tive from Som­bor, Novi Bečej Roma Asso­ci­a­tion – A Helpline in Nation­al Minor­i­ty Lan­guages from Novi Bečej and Zren­janin Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter from Zren­janin.

At the event, Đurđa Ćaz­ić from the SOS Women’s Cen­ter and Ivana Nikolić from …IZ KRUGA -VOJVODINA pre­sent­ed the results of an action study con­cern­ing the sat­is­fac­tion of women expe­ri­enc­ing vio­lence in their part­ner­ship with the ser­vices and activ­i­ties of the police and wel­fare cen­ters in Novi Sad.

Deputy Provin­cial Sec­re­tary for Econ­o­my, Employ­ment and Gen­der Equal­i­ty Balint Juhas point­ed to the sig­nif­i­cance of the work the SOS Net­work was doing, because domes­tic vio­lence was rarely an iso­lat­ed case and it had already last­ed from one to five years before it was report­ed to the Wel­fare Cen­ter for the first time. Mean­while, the Net­work offers emo­tion­al sup­port and under­stand­ing to women vic­tims of vio­lence, enabling them to acquire knowl­edge and get infor­ma­tion on their rights and best ways of their imple­men­ta­tion.