...IZ KRUGA – VOJVODINA
The organization for support of women with disabilities …IZ KRUGA – VOJVODINA organized a webinar Recognizing violence against women, on April 26, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. via the ZOOM application.
The webinar was intended for women with mental disabilities, the Home for adults with disabilities in Doljevac. The webinar was organized in cooperation with the representatives of the Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia (MDRI-S), Maja Popovic and Marijana Jovic.
Recognition and types of violence, life in the institution, the presence of violence and mechanisms for protection against violence in institutions were discussed with the participants of the webinar. The interlocutors actively participated in the conversation and shared their experiences of violence experienced by family members, immediate environment and other users in the Home, recognizing physical, psychological and economic violence as the most common forms.
There are several different levels of protection against violence in institutions, which protect their users: the internal team for the prevention of violence, civil society organizations, SOS helplines and independent institutions.
The participants of the webinar were presented publication Violence is… which presented in a pictorial way what violence is, which are the most present forms of violence, with contact details of the home violence prevention team, Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia (MDRI-S), Protector of citizens (Ombudsman), the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and the SOS helpline for women with disabilities who are exposed to violence and discrimination of the Organization …IZ KRUGA – VOJVODINA.