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Feminist discussion circle in …Iz Kruga — Vojvodina

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Women in Black and Women’s Stud­ies and Research Novi Sad, orga­nized a Fem­i­nist dis­cus­sion cir­cle yes­ter­day from 5 to 8 pm in the premis­es of the orga­ni­za­tion …IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA.

At the Fem­i­nist Cir­cle, a doc­u­men­tary about Sven­ka Sav­ic was pro­mot­ed, the Research on Repro­duc­tive and Labor Rights of Women in Ser­bia was pre­sent­ed, and the pub­li­ca­tions Peca and Com­bat grief: polit­i­cal dis­sent and Women in Black trans­lat­ed into Ser­bian were pro­mot­ed.

The film Sven­ka, pro­duced by the Group for Video Activism Women in Black and direct­ed by Fahrudin Klad­ni­canin, was record­ed on the occa­sion of the eight­i­eth birth­day and six­ty years of sci­en­tif­ic work of Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus Sven­ka Sav­ic. The film marks her fem­i­nist work and acknowl­edges her con­tri­bu­tion to the activist com­mu­ni­ty. The par­tic­i­pants of the cir­cle spoke about the film, and the con­ver­sa­tion was mod­er­at­ed by Stasa Zajovic.

The research on women’s repro­duc­tive and labor rights in Ser­bia was pre­sent­ed by And­jeli­ja Vucure­vic, Stasa Zajovic and Pro­fes­sor Dr. Lino Vel­jak. The results of the research warn of the increased influ­ence of the church on women’s atti­tudes towards repro­duc­tive rights and the con­nec­tion between labor leg­is­la­tion and repro­duc­tive rights. The pub­li­ca­tion was pub­lished by Women in Black in Sep­tem­ber 2020.

Fahrudin Klad­ni­canin, the author of the pub­li­ca­tion Peca, said that he found inspi­ra­tion for the use of the bio­graph­i­cal method in the works of Pro­fes­sor Dr. Sven­ka Sav­ic to edit the col­lect­ed tes­ti­monies of women about the events dur­ing 1951 in Novi Pazar, when the Law on Pro­hi­bi­tion of Wear­ing Veils was passed, which he col­lect­ed over fif­teen years. He then read sev­er­al pas­sages from women’s tes­ti­monies.

Final­ly, Stasa Zajovic briefly pre­sent­ed the pub­li­ca­tion Com­bat Grief: Polit­i­cal Dis­sent and Women in Black by Athena Atanas­je, trans­lat­ed into Ser­bian by Ana Imshi­rovic.

The fem­i­nist dis­cus­sion cir­cle is a space for joint reflec­tion on the most impor­tant issues that are engaged in order to increase the col­lec­tive pow­ers and polit­i­cal forces of the fem­i­nist move­ment.

Pho­to: Maja Tomić

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