Jelena Hrnjak

Jelena Hrnjak: Human Trafficking Victims are the Bravest Women of All

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Jelena Hrnjak: Human Trafficking Victims are the Bravest Women of All

Some of the bravest women and girls I have ever met were human trafficking victims. Those were the women who boldly stood in a courtroom and put traffickers in their place, resisting the system that crucified them with social attitudes and expectations. That boldness and bravery is what drives me, and should drive us all.  

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Nedeljnik: When a girl is promised, it is set in stone, there is no refusal: How is it possible that Serbia has not banned child marriages yet?

Photo: Profimedia

Without any discussion or explanation, the mother sent her underage daughter with a bag of clothes, stating that the young man was her husband. “When a girl is promised, it is set in stone, there is no refusal”, she was told. The girl was too afraid to say anything, she just cried. In the house where she was married, or sold, she lived with this man and his family. On the same day when she came, she was forced to have her first sexual intercourse with her “husband”, after which she was beaten and threatened, which occurred on a daily basis.

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VESTI Online "Tar and feathers without condemnation"

Tar and feathers without condemnation

Leader of the Radical Party, Vojislav Seselj, threatened a member of Democrat Party, Aleksandra Jerkov, with tarring and head-shaving, while all Serbian institutions, except for the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic and a number of opposition MPs ignored these threats, the same as last year when the leader of Serbian Radical Party called his colleague "Ustasha whore". 

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B92: "Gender discrimination as an issue of Serbian society"

Gender discrimination as an issue of Serbian society​

Discrimination is something we have been facing throughout the history of humankind, and gender discrimination is its most common form. We face it every day, without even being aware of it. 

SOURCE: B92 Wednesday, December 26, 2018 | 08:00 -> 08:37

State Secretary within the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Government of Serbia, Darko Stanic, had an unseemly reaction at the conference on gender stereotypes, organized by nongovernmental organization "Atina", who reported it promptly.

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A representative of the Citizens’ Association Atina at Law School in Kosovska Mitrovica

Lecture on “Suppression of human trafficking and human trafficking victim protection (process and non-process aspect)

At University in Pristina, Law School in Kosovska Mitrovica, Jelena Hrnjak from Citizens’ Association Atina, a member of Republic team for combating human trafficking in Republic of Serbia, gave a lecture to the Law School students on “Suppression of human trafficking and human trafficking victim protection (process and non-process aspect).

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Subotica has formed the team for combating human trafficking

Subotica has formed the team for combating human trafficking

April 20, 2018

Subotica, a city in northern Serbia, located on the migrant route, is the high risk area for human trafficking.  The most vulnerable are women and children - single mothers, persons that come from deprived families, as well as the ones who are recipients of different type of social welfare.

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"Integration of migrants in our society is much needed"

 

Recent research of "Konrad Adenauer" Foundation, Association "Atina" and Macedonian Lawyers Association has shown that the refugee crisis is not over, that it simply changed form, and it implies new needs of migrants, given that they are now staying in our country for longer periods of time. Director of the Asylum Protection Center, Rados Djurovic, believes that the integration of migrants in our society is “much needed”, and that the system, plan and state must have the main role in the process of integration of migrants.

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