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SOLIDARITY WITH SONJA BISERKO

The statement is in response to yesterday’s act of vandalism against the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights by the violent group who is self-named Movement 1389, that the media ill-fatedly calls a protest. The Movement 1389 has unlawfully protested against the arrest of Radovan Karadzic for more than seventy days, with the permission and presence of state institutions. The non-governmental organizations listed as signatories below demand a response from President Boris Tadic and the Minister of Internal Affairs Ivica Dacic, and herewith we remind that...


Initative of women's organisations to include rape and sexual violence in the amended indictment of the Karadzic case, adressed to Mr. Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia

Medica Mondijale letter adressed to Mr. Serge Brammertz


SREBRENICA - 13 years

Women’s Peace Coalition - Kosova Women’s Network and Women in Black Network - Serbia


Kosovo – Serbia in the aftermath of the proclamation of independence


ACTION “MARCH 8TH-POSTPONED” – 100 YEARS OF STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN`S RIGHTS

Women in Black Belgrade, Women in Black Network of Serbia, with solidarity and support of over 50 civil rights organizations and democratic parties of Serbia invite you to

WOMEN`S PEACE MARCH
March, 15th, at 12 o`clock – Republic Square


NO MORE PROHIBITIONS, FEAR, VIOLENCE!
FREE CITIZENS, NEVER SERVANTS!


Letter of Support for Activists in Serbia

The Kosova Women’s Network condemns threats and attacks against women’s peace activists in Serbia and calls upon the Serb government to immediately condemn such threats, as well as international governments to pressure the Government of Serbia.

The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) is deeply concerned about the recent violence in Serbia and impact that such nationalist sediment has on women peace activists. Since the declaration of Kosova’s independence on 17 February, there has been an increase in threats targeting women peace activists in Serbia.
We are particularly concerned about the personal safety of Women in Black activists located throughout Serbia. For more than two decades, Women in Black activists have outspokenly opposed war, militarism, and violence, promoting peaceful resolution to conflict and social responsibility. Women in Black activists have risked their lives defending human rights and international law. They are long-term advocates of human rights and justice for war criminals no matter their ethnic or political background.
Since the end of the wars dividing the former Yugoslavia, they have worked toward a peaceful, democratic future in the region through initiatives like the Women’s Peace Coalition that brings together activists from Serbia and Kosovo of all ethnic groups to devise strategies for future cooperation and women’s involvement in political decision-making in the region, as well as the Regional Women’s Lobby for Peace and Security in South East Europe.
Rather than defending these advocates for peace and democracy, publicly denouncing violence, and ensuring that internationally recognized human rights values are upheld, the Government of Serbia has as much as condoned the violence. It has argued that Serb citizens are upset, which justifies their actions. The Serbian government has lacked political leadership that supports peaceful resolve, freedom of speech, and democratic values.
We call upon the Government of Serbia, particularly the Prime Minister and President, to immediately publicly condemn the harassment, hate speech, and violence targeting women peace activists.
We implore international leaders, especially the European Union, to support and protect women peace activists and human rights defenders by immediately pressuring the Government of Serbia to denounce hate speech, harassment, and threats to their personal safety.

Sincerely,
The Kosova Women’s Network

KWN is a network of 81 women’s organizations in Kosova, working to support peace, democracy, and women’s rights in particular in Kosova, the region and internationally. KWN member organizations have cooperated closely with Women in Black Network activists through the Women’s Peace Coalition. For more information, see www.womensnetwork.org or contact Igballe Rogova, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

Letër përkrahëse për Aktivistet në Serbi

Women in Black – Serbia perspectives
Dialogue on Kosovo – after the declaration of independence
Serbia faces low intensity war again Letter to Mr. Obama
To the Israeli Embassies in Madrid and Belgrade
 

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