Published on April 13, 2017
Published on April 13, 2017
A women, a heroine who moves the boundaries in helping people in need. Activist, fighter for restoring the human rights to those who have been deprived of. Guided by the principles of wisdom and justice, just like Greek goddess Atina whose name the organization led by her is bearing
Refugee children in Belgrade as the victims of violence?
Serbian institutions responsible for the care of minors do not have data on cases of sexual abuse of refugee children and migrants, that are traveling alone and unaccompanied, seeking shelter in one of the Western European countries.
Concerning the officials, the allegations of sexual exploitation for miserable financial compensation are still being treated as unconfirmed suspicions.
Meena Keshwar Kamal, founder of Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan RAWA
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN KRNjACA
Today, we are celebrating! On present day, exactly 14 years ago, few discerning women decided to register an association and named it Atina. That's how we grow and evolve, following the principles of wisdom and justice, just like the Greek goddess, whose name we have taken. For all these years we have done so much, moved mountains and inspired the lives of many women and girls who needed our help.
Author/source: SEEbiz / Deutsche Welle
Published on: 28.01.2017. - 22:28:52
BELGRADE - Refugees have heard about the park across the Belgrade bus station while still in Istanbul or Sofia – that is where the smugglers are always present. The price of their services grows with despair. Many people who are stranded in Serbia see them as the only lifeline.
David McAllister, European Parliament Rapporteur on Serbia and chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, visited NGO Atina and our Bagel Bejgl shop.
Migrant women, Roma women, women with disabilities and the elderly are the most vulnerable social groups, and often suffer domestic violence as well. Although there are cultural and traditional inequalities between women who ran from war-torn African countries and women in Serbia, when it comes to violence - there is almost no difference at all. Because of fear, or because they have been taught from an early age that they are property of their families and husbands, they rarely dare to report the perpetrator.
Despite the closure and militarization of many of Europe’s borders, hundreds of refugees continue to enter using transnational smuggling networks in the Balkans. Reporter Andrew Connelly has more from the Serbian capital Belgrade.
In a muddy stretch of land in the Serbian capital, colloquially termed Afghan Park, smugglers and potential clients rub shoulders and illicit journeys to northern Europe are bought and sold. The lucrative black market transactions occur, appropriately, in the shadow of Belgrade University’s economics department.
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