TV Chanel 9 reported about marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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TV Chanel 9 reported on the Organization for supporting women with disabilities ...IZ KRUGA – VOJVODINA regarding an International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  The organization launched a webinar – Violence against Women and COVID-19  to inform the public about the presence of violence and its growth during the pandemic.

Women with disabilities face numerous problems and obstacles in society. They are two to five times more exposed to the risk of violence in the family, say in the Organization …IZ KRUGA – VOJVODINA.

Ivana Zelic, a coordinator of the SOS service,  states that women with disabilities are more susceptible to violence since they often depend on the help of others. However, the situation has been improving lately, thanks to the legislation. Epidemic, isolation and reduced social contacts lead to a higher risk of violence for women. Violence in the family and partnership has risen and that is why …IZ KRUGA -VOJVODINA had more calls during this time.

We need to educate society that violence happens to women with disabilities to help this population, concludes Zelic.


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