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…Iz Kruga – Vojvodina published Quarantine Notes


With the sup­port of Mama Cash and Wome’s fund Recon­stuc­tion, …IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA pub­lished the pub­li­ca­tion Quar­an­tine Notes edit­ed by Svjet­lana Tim­o­t­ic and Mar­i­jana Canak.

After the state of emer­gency in Ser­bia was declared on March 15, 2020, we found impor­tant that there is a vir­tu­al space con­tribut­ing to the vis­i­bil­i­ty of women with dis­abil­i­ties and show­ing diverse expe­ri­ences, because the pan­dem­ic does not affect every­one equal­ly. That was the rea­son why we launched an instant sec­tion Quar­an­tine Notes on the Dis­abil­i­ty Por­tal, with­in which we pub­lished per­son­al expe­ri­ences of women with dis­abil­i­ties, their authen­tic tes­ti­monies about every­day life dur­ing the pan­dem­ic, cur­rent chal­lenges and points of sup­port they find in the new sit­u­a­tion.

Dis­abil­i­ty Por­tal jour­nal­ist Mar­i­jana Canak asked women with dis­abil­i­ties
what their dai­ly life looks like dur­ing the state of emer­gency. What they go through from morn­ing to evening, what activ­i­ties keep them busy, what they talk about with them­selves or oth­er mem­bers of the house­hold, what changed in their dai­ly rou­tine, what their great­est obsta­cles under the new cir­cum­stances are and how they over­come them, what aspects of their char­ac­ter help them or make it more dif­fi­cult to cope with the sit­u­a­tion, what their sources of sup­port are, if there is a good side to what is going on, what new things they have dis­cov­ered about them­selves dur­ing the state of emer­gency, how iso­la­tion affects their rela­tions with oth­ers, what makes them angry, are their days in iso­la­tion too long or too short, what is the first thing they will do when this is over…

The women with dis­abil­i­ties who shared their expe­ri­ences in the Quar­an­tine Notes said that it was impor­tant to them that their voice be heard, and the read­ers of the Dis­abil­i­ty Por­tal expe­ri­enced their tes­ti­monies as mutu­al encour­age­ment. That is why we decid­ed to make their sto­ries avail­able to the pub­lic in the form of a pub­li­ca­tion too.