Activity report for the period January - April 2020

As we have done in the past, we are providing you with a short report on the activities of Women in Black in the reporting period.

We would like to thank you in advance, in solidarity.

Street actions: In this reporting period we organized six (6) actions, and we also actively participated in other street actions:

During this period, the amount of activities was reduced due to the pandemic virus COVID 19, one of the largest natural disasters that has ever aff ected the entire planet. However, the pandemic permeates all dimensions of life: health, political, social, economic, gender, security; it has shaken all of humanity, with unforeseeable consequences and challenges.
State of emergency was imposed in Serbia, unconstitutionally, without Parliament, on March 15, 2020. COVID 19 pandemia was used as an excuse for mass violation of human rights, unlawful detentions, brutal suppression of independent media, political prosecution, intensifi cation of militarization of the state and the society. Pandemia hits the most vulnerable – all the poor, especially Roma people, refugees and of course women.

Commemoration / marking of important dates of crimes committed in our name, as well as other crimes against civilian population, during and after wars, in the territory of the former Yugoslavia:

Belgrade, February 27th „We Remember Crime in Štrpci - 27.02.1993.-27.02.2020“ - On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the crime in Strpci, Women in Black, organized a protest in black and silence, on February 27th, 2020.
The following banners were raised:
– From here, the train of death 671 departed
– The train stopped at 15.48
– We remember crime in Strpci - 27.02.1993 – 27.02.2020
– The names of the abducted passengers: Esad Kapetanović, Ilijaz Ličin, Fehim Bakija, Šećo Softić, Rifat Husović, Halil Zupčević, Senad Đečević, Jusuf Rastoder, Ismet Babačić, Tomo Buzov, Adem Alomerović, Muhedin Hanić, Safet Preljević, Džafer Topuzović, Rasim Ćorić, Fikret Memović, Fevzija Zeković, Nijazim Kajević, Zvjezdan Zuličić

The event was attended by twenty (20) activists of the Humanitarian Law Center, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights from Belgrade.

Prijepolje, February 27th – In front of the memorial plaque in Prijepolje, the 27th anniversary of the crime in Strpci was marked. Activist of women’s association Women of Polimlje from Prijepolje (Serbia) and Bona Fide from Pljevlja (Montenegro), both part of the Women in Black network, together with families of victims, paid tribute to victims of crimes in Strpci.

Belgrade, April 23rd – Why? - commemorative event on the occasion of the 21th anniversary of the killing of 16 workers of Radio Television Serbia / RTS: activists of Women in Black, at 14:06, joined 16 families of RTS workers expressing to them solidarity and compassion. This event took place in front of the monument “Why” in Tasmajdan park.

Feminist, anti-fascist, anti-war, anti-racist, anti-militarist actions...

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