NGO Atina

Girls and women with the experience of trafficking contributed to shedding light on the issue of violence in digital surroundings

Promising practices: During the pandemic, 178 girls and women with the experience of trafficking contributed to shedding light on the issue of violence in digital surroundings

Visual: Bojan Milojević

Women and girls make up the vast majority of human trafficking victims. They are most often exploited for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Fears that the pandemic could fuel the growth of cyber-trafficking and other forms of abuse in digital surroundings were justified, given the measures of restricted movement introduced by many countries.

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A dedicated website has been launched on the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

A dedicated website has been launched on the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention​

Illustration: http://www.coordination-vaw.gv.at/istanbul-konvention/

On the occasion of 10 years of the Istanbul Convention, a dedicated website has been launched, to mark the anniversary of adopting this important document on May 11.

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Disturbing posters against migrants have been removed from Belgrade buses

Disturbing posters against migrants have been removed from Belgrade buses

Photograph: STAW BLGRD

City public transport company JKP GSP “Belgrade” has committed to regularly control and remove posters and photographs of discriminatory and xenophobic content from their vehicles, after the reaction of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality at the initiative of NGO Atina.

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When Pandemics Collide: Marijana Savic a panelist at Columbia University webinar

When Pandemics Collide: Marijana Savic a panelist at Columbia University webinar

We are delighted to share that Marijana Savic, founder and director of NGO Atina, will be among the panelists at the webinar "When Pandemics Collide: COVID-19 and Gendered Inequities of Health among the Forcibly Displaced", organized by the Columbia Global Centers and the Committee on Forced Migration.

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Women against Violence Network: Investigate allegations of sexual exploitation, Marković to resign

Women against Violence Network: Investigate allegations of sexual exploitation, Marković to resign​

Illustration: pch.vector / Freepik

The Women Against Violence Network expresses deep concern over the allegations that appeared in the media regarding the involvement of Dragan Marković Palma, the mayor of Jagodina and MP, and other high-ranking officials in the case of sexual exploitation of girls and women at several locations in Jagodina.

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Danas - Privacy Week: It is in public interest for the media to protect the identity of children victims of violence, not to reveal it

Danas - Privacy Week: It is in public interest for the media to protect the identity of children victims of violence, not to reveal it​

Photo: Pixabay

The identity of children victims of violence is most often treated by the media as a source of sensationalist news that will bring them profit and attract readers, and the process of "information leakage" from the investigation to the media is obviously well-coordinated and organized.

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