… Iz kruga — Vojvodina hosting a Moldavian delegation study visit


On 7 Novem­ber, …IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA host­ed the six­teen-mem­ber Mol­da­vian nation­al Life With­out Vio­lence Coali­tion del­e­ga­tion. The del­e­ga­tion mem­bers were rep­re­sen­ta­tives of state insti­tu­tions, includ­ing the Min­istry of Police, Min­istry of Jus­tice and Health­care, Labor and Wel­fare Min­istry, as well as non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions.
Sup­port­ed by the UN Women office, the del­e­ga­tion mem­bers are on a five-day study vis­it to Ser­bia. Until 9 Novem­ber, the del­e­ga­tion and its var­i­ous Ser­bian hosts will share expe­ri­ence con­cern­ing apply­ing a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary approach to pre­vent­ing and com­bat­ing vio­lence against women.
Dur­ing the meet­ing at the …IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA office, Ivana Zelić, the Coor­di­na­tor of its SOS Ser­vice, pre­sent­ed the work of the orga­ni­za­tion and its expe­ri­ence con­cern­ing pre­ven­tion and pro­tec­tion of women with dis­abil­i­ties from vio­lence, with a spe­cial focus on the par­tic­u­lar­i­ties of oper­at­ing the helpline ser­vice, as well as coop­er­a­tion with state insti­tu­tions. Dan­i­ca Todor­ov, the Coor­di­na­tor of the Sex­u­al Vio­lence Vic­tims’ Cen­ter Pilot Mod­el Expert Team, pre­sent­ed the work of these cen­ters in Vojvo­d­i­na, includ­ing both expe­ri­ences of good prac­tice and chal­lenges faced along the way.
Ser­bia is one of the states in the region that is an exam­ple of good prac­tice in the field of pro­tect­ing women from vio­lence. It is most obvi­ous in rel­e­vant pro­to­col adop­tion in var­i­ous sec­tors, leg­is­la­tion amend­ments and a mul­ti-sec­tor approach to indi­vid­ual cas­es of vio­lence against women. Dur­ing its vis­it, the Mol­da­vian del­e­ga­tion will have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet with all rel­e­vant Ser­bian actors in the field of pro­tect­ing women from vio­lence, includ­ing civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions involved in pro­vid­ing sup­port to women expe­ri­enc­ing gen­der-based vio­lence.

Writ­ten by Ivana Zelić
Trans­lat­ed from Ser­bian by Anki­ca Dra­gin