… Iz Kruga – Vojvodina at the protest Stop killing women


Rep­re­sen­ta­tives IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA, Svjet­lana Tim­o­t­ic and Ivana Zel­ic, par­tic­i­pat­ed in a protest against vio­lence against women called STOP KILLING WOMEN, held in Bel­grade on July 17, 2017 at 10:00 am in front of the Min­istry of Labor, Employ­ment, Vet­er­ans’ and Social Affairs and the Min­istry of Jus­tice.

The Women Against Vio­lence Net­work and the Autonomous Women’s Cen­ter called on cit­i­zens to protest, and employ­ees, heads of insti­tu­tions and those in charge with­in the min­istries. The protest was read a procla­ma­tion that asks “respon­si­bil­i­ty lay­offs and dis­missals of all those who, due to incor­rect risk assess­ment, allow a woman to be killed in front of three chil­dren at the Cen­ter for Social Work in New Bel­grade, and that women and chil­dren are killed in front of the Cen­ter for social work in Rakovi­ca, and three employ­ees of the Cen­ter are injured.

In the protest was read a procla­ma­tion who asks „respon­si­bil­i­ty, dis­missal of all who, due to a wrong risk assess­ment, allowed a woman to be killed in front of three chil­dren at the Social Work Cen­ter in New Bel­grade and a woman and child be killed in front of the Social Work Cen­ter in Rakovi­ca, and three of the Center’s employ­ees were injured“.

In both cas­es of femi­cide, vio­lence was pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed to insti­tu­tions, abusers con­vict­ed of vio­lence against a woman and a child and abu­sive behav­ior, both women were in pro­ceed­ings for the entrust­ing minor chil­dren, but this infor­ma­tion is not con­sid­ered as a high risk to the life of women and chil­dren when mak­ing deci­sions on the reg­u­la­tion mod­el sight­ings of chil­dren, nor have tak­en pre­cau­tions to ensure the safe­ty of women and chil­dren.

Iden­ti­fy­ing omis­sion and assum­ing the respon­si­bil­i­ties of exec­u­tives for the fail­ures made is cru­cial to the sys­tem – if the sys­tem wants to change. If he doesn’t want to change, we’ll have to change him. “At the protest, those present wore ban­ners: “None women less — no more dead!”, “Let’s react until it’s too late”, “Stop femi­cide!”, “Stop killing women!”, “The state does not trust women! “Pun­ish the irre­spon­si­ble behav­ior of the insti­tu­tions! ”