Round-table: The Practice of Women’s Solidarity for a Life Without Violence


Mem­bers of the orga­ni­za­tion IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA, attend­ed a event to mark 30 years of fem­i­nist work on elim­i­nat­ing male vio­lence against women and estab­lish­ing SOS phones for women and chil­dren vic­tims of vio­lence. Svjet­lana Tim­o­t­ic, exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Orga­ni­za­tion for Sup­port of Women with Dis­abil­i­ties, con­tributed to the event by dis­cussing vio­lence against women with dis­abil­i­ties and their posi­tion in soci­ety.

The event was held on March 8, 2020, at the Bel­grade Youth Cen­ter, which marked the 30th anniver­sary of the estab­lish­ment of the SOS phone for women and chil­dren vic­tims of vio­lence and a fem­i­nist sup­port group for women to over­come the sit­u­a­tion of vio­lence. In 1990, activists from the Fem­i­nist Group WOMEN AND SOCIETY estab­lished an SOS phone for women and chil­dren vic­tims of vio­lence in Bel­grade, after sev­er­al years of work­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion with fem­i­nist activists from Zagreb and Ljubl­jana.

The round-table sought to con­firm the his­tor­i­cal val­ue of all SOS Tele­phone vol­un­teers, to express their grat­i­tude for their com­mit­ment and vision for a new world with­out vio­lence against women.

Speak­ers at the event were: Lepa Mlade­n­ovic, Svjet­lana Tim­o­t­ic, Nadez­da Radovic, Stasa Zajovic and Vera Litricin.