Feminist No Borders Summer School in Novi Sad

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IZ KRUGA VOJVODINA had been involved in the sixth annual Feminist No Borders Summer School in Novi Sad, one of the six cities where it was held this year from June 14 to 18, 2023. Apart from Novi Sad, the school was held simultaneously in Athens, Berlin, Lisbon, New Delhi, and Palermo.

The focus of this year’s Feminist No Borders Summer School was on abolitionist concern as a starting point for thinking about feminist practices of resistance in the context of current struggles to abolish the borders and carceral tendencies. Abolitionist care is understood as a political response to the privatization and denial of care, health, food, and housing.

The participants of the Summer School were in IZ KRUGA VOJVODINA on June 16, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon and discuss the topic of Obstacles that prevent people with different types of disabilities from realizing their right to health.

The participants were greeted by Svjetlana Timotic and Suzana Belos who thanked the local organizer Vanja Petrovic for inviting IZ KRUGA VOJVODINA to be a part of this significant global feminist action.

The working part of the meeting in IZ KRUGA VOJVODINA was led by Veronika Mitro. First, she presented the organization’s activities and services for the promotion and protection of the rights of women with disabilities and, after that, gave an overview of the de jure and de facto situation in the field of health care for people with disabilities in the Republic of Serbia. She listed a series of architectural, communicational, informational, and obstacles that arose from the way health care is administered that women with disabilities living in the community and those living in institutions experienced at some stage of their life cycle.

In the session in IZ KRUGA VOJVODINA twenty participants from countries around the world took part: Brazil, Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America. The participants positively assessed the gathering and pointed out that they were greeted kindly and respectfully, felt welcome, learned a lot, and expanded their horizons.

The participants of the Summer School actively participated in the working part. During the presentation, they talked about health care in their countries, presented examples of violations of the human rights of women with disabilities, and also examples of good practices resulting from women’s activism that they witnessed in their local communities.

Read more about the Feminism Without Borders Summer School in IZ KRUGA VOJVODINA on the Disability Portal.

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