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The Association “Atina” is a women's feminist organization, founded in 2003 in Belgrade with the intent to upgrade the fight against human trafficking and all forms of gender-based violence, improve the protection and position of victims, strengthen gender equality and contribute to wider social cohesion.

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NGO Atina at the CCPCJ side event - Operationalizing engagement in the Blue Heart Campaign

The 31st Session of the CCPCJ side event Operationalizing engagement in the Blue Heart Campaign was held online, on May 17, 2022.

The Blue Heart Campaign, supported by governments, the private sector, NGOs, goodwill ambassadors and concerned individuals around the world, seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to combat human trafficking. All proceeds to the Blue Heart Campaign go to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.

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Prostitution in Serbia goes under the radar: What are the penalties and whom they are most often imposed on

Prostitution in Serbia goes under the radar: What are the penalties and whom they are most often imposed on

Author: Nataša Jovanović

01/05/2022

In the action of the Ministry of the Interior at the beginning of April, 29 persons were arrested for “elite prostitution”, among them three pimps and 26 girls. According to the current law, penalties for engaging in prostitution are usually monetary and paid by women, not their clients.

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61 journalists in the Balkan region trained on Gender-Sensitive Reporting

NGO Atina held three two-day trainings online on strengthening the capacities of media to combat gender-based violence and human trafficking and to empower women. The trainings took place on December 8-9 and 22-23, 2021, as well as on March 2-3, 2022, for a total of 61 journalists and writers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

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Milan Aleksić: A mistake of state institutions does not imply a permit for the media to continue violating the privacy of victims

Milan Aleksić: A mistake of state institutions does not imply a permit for the media to continue violating the privacy of victims

Four years have passed since the adoption of the Law on Personal Data Protection in Serbia, but there are still misinterpretations about the application of this act by certain institutions, i.e. about the need to consistently and adequately protect citizens’ personal data.

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Mocking both victims and institutions: How a convicted pimp Mihailo Maksimović became a seemingly important guest on national television programs

Mocking both victims and institutions: How a convicted pimp Mihailo Maksimović became a seemingly important guest on national television programs

Milica Radenković

20/04/2022 18.09

Few would have heard of Mihailo Maksimović if this convicted pimp had not written a book about his "job" and then became a welcomed guest in many media, including those with a national frequency.

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Terms of Reference for the Experts for the development of the Wellbeing and Support Guide for the NGO Atina staff

Terms of Reference for the Experts for the development of the Wellbeing and Support Guide for the NGO Atina staff

Published on April 22, 2022 by NGO Atina – Citizens' Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and All Forms of Gender Based Violence (i.e. NGO Atina)

Project title:  Enabling and Protecting Civic Spaces (EPCS) – Illuminating New Solutions and Programmatic Innovations for Resilient Spaces (INSPIRES)

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NGO Atina working with survivors of human trafficking in Serbia receive IT equipment

A donation of IT equipment (9 laptops, 4 computers and 2 projectors) was made to the Centre for Human Trafficking Victims’ Protection and NGO Atina - Citizens Association for combating trafficking in human beings and all forms of gender-based violence providing assistance and shelter to survivors of human trafficking in Serbia by the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Preventing and comba

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Darija Kisić plans to open a shelter that has already been opened by her predecessor

Photo: FoNet/Milica Vučković

Author: V. Jeremić

Darija Kisić plans to open a shelter that has already been opened by her predecessor

At the end of the election campaign, the Minister of Labor, Darija Kisić, should open the Shelter for Victims of Human Trafficking, demonstrating to the public that the current government cares for the most vulnerable categories of society.

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