United Nations Population Fund UNFPA

She counts! Empowering girls to make their choices

This year UNFPA is initiating an exciting campaign #SheCounts, which advocates for the value of women and girls, gender equality and the end of harmful practices. #SheCounts campaign aims to change destructive attitudes and practices which do not value girls and develop the equality in the society. The strength of the campaign is also in supporting the annual report of the State of World Population (SWOP 2020) that has been launched.

Serbia is also a part of this global initiative, particularly UNFPA Serbia as well as NGO Atina.


Canvas painting as a symbolic support to women

KIKINDA – Within the project "Support to Women", at Kikinda city square a public activity of a huge canvas painting has been organized, as a symbolic support to women.

The idea of activists was to engage the citizens of Kikinda of all generations in this painting.

Painting is part of the project "With and For Girls", which is jointly realized by the Citizens’ Association "Atina" from Belgrade and the Youth Office from Kikinda. By the end of April, as announced, several similar activities will be organized in Kikinda.  


"With and For Girls" in Kikinda

“With and For Girls"

At the city square in Kikinda, a public action took place yesterday within the project “With and For Girls’’, which is being implemented by Citizens’ Association Atina from Belgrade and Youth Office from Kikinda. Members of the Youth Office, as well as the citizens, painted the canvas in different colors and in that way showed their symbolic support to women.

This action was also joined by the citizens who wanted to leave a creative message, or give support to their loved ones: