8 December 2017

On the occasion of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign in the AP Vojvodina Assembly, Marija Babovic, SeConS Director of programme and Katarina Velickovic, the SeConS researcher presented the Baseline study on reactions and attitudes of experts in the treatment of women victims of violence belonging to vulnerable groups. The study was made within the project "Integrated Response to Violence against Women in Vojvodina - Phase 2".

The study seeks to point out the practices, understandings and attitudes of employees in relevant institutions and organizations that provide services to women victims of violence. The focus is on members of vulnerable groups (women from rural areas, Roma women, women with disabilities), as well as women who have suffered specific forms of violence. A survey conducted in 10 municipalities in the territory of Vojvodina has shown that the representatives of different sectors within protection and support system for women victims of violence very rarely face the cases of women with disabilities subjected to violence; they meet victims from rural areas very often, but more rarely with Roma women.

Also, on the occasion of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign Olivera Vukovic, SeConS director and Jovana Obradovic, SeConS researcher, participated at the annual conference of the project “Stop – protect – help: A stronger institutional response to gender based violence in AP Vojvodina”.