NGO Atina

Despair as a compass

Despair as a compass

Photograph: Predrag Mitic

"We know from the experience of our organization that smuggling often ends up with violence, extortion, and often debt bondage and exploitation, and in there we also see a link with human trafficking. Despite the fact that the victim gave consent to the smuggler to take her across the border, she hasn’t consented to violence and exploitation This is where we start thinking about when the volunteering in entire process stops”.

Author: Momir Turudic

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Mentoring sessions on gender-equality for high school girls

Mentoring sessions on gender-equality for high school girls

Source:Subotica.com

What is gender, what are gender roles, what are different forms of gender-based violence, and how can they be prevented, are some of the topics presented to Subotica high school girls during first mentoring session organized by Citizens Association "Atina", in cooperation with the Youth Office in Subotica.

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“With and For Girls – support to local Youth Offices in raising awareness in the area of gender equality “

“With and For Girls – support to local Youth Offices in raising awareness in the area of gender equality “

Today, in the premises of Culture Center of Nis, an event took place as a part of project “With and For Girls  – support to local Youth Offices in raising awareness in the area of gender equality“.

The project has been implemented since April by the Organization for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings “Atina“ from Belgrade, with an effort to promote gender equality and decrease risk of gender-based violence among the youth.

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As much as 74 percent of girls victims of violence in Serbia haven’t sought help

As much as 74 percent of girls victims of violence in Serbia haven’t sought help

J. D.danas 14.25

Photo: Medija centar Beograd

As part of the global campaign 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, "Moms rule" and "Roads of Education" organized today in the Media Center an open discussion about men’s violence against girls and women.

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Sexual violence in Serbia: Vicious cycle of distrust towards women and tacit approval of rape

Sexual violence in Serbia: Vicious cycle of distrust towards women and tacit approval of rape

An example of minimum sentence of 3 years of imprisonment for the man who last year attempted to rape a woman in his apartment in Novi Sad, says a lot about the penalties in Serbia.

That notwithstanding, there are examples where penalties were much more severe, and for serious criminal acts against children. One of them, Ninoslav Jovanovic, known as "Barber of Malca", this year has been convicted to life sentence for abduction and rape of a twelve-year-old girl;

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Girls on the move are among the bravest and strongest girls in the world

Photo: Piroshki Photography

Girls on the move are among the bravest and strongest girls in the world

"No one should deny or deprive a girl of her rights, and we all must fight for that! You, and I, and all the persons we do and don’t know. We need to reach everyone with this message and pass it on. Only when everybody becomes aware of that will we be one step away from creating a world that is more just and tailored to the girls needs," said 16-year-old Gulzar from Afghanistan, on the occasion of World Children's Day.

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CRC and Atina are empowering children to recognize and report trafficking in human beings in Serbia

Photo: Piroshki photography

Child Rights Centre and NGO Atina Begin Implementing the Project “Empowering Children to Recognise and Report Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Serbia”

In the period from January to the end of October of this year, 38 victims of trafficking in human beings, including 10 girls, were officially identified in Serbia. Professionals dealing with this topic warn that the number of victims is much bigger because the statistics include only the ones detected and identified.

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