Activity report for the period January - April 2021

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 seven (7) events,and we also actively participated in other street actions
- commemoration/marking important dates of crimes committed in our names;
- Feminist, anti-fascist, anti-war, anti-racist, anti-militaristic actions...

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, 27th February - “We remember the crime in Štrpci”
- commemorating the 28th anniversary of the crime committed in Štrpci, Women in Black organized a vigil in mourning and silence in Knez Mihailova Street in Belgrade.

The following banners were displayed during the vigil:

  • The death train number 671 started from here
  • The train stopped at 3:48 p.m.
  • The kidnapped and killed: names of the victims
  • 27th Feb.1993 - Members of the Serbian paramilitary formation Avengers abducted Bosniak passengers from a train on the Belgrade-Bar railway
  • We remember the crime in Štrpci (27th Feb.1993-27th Feb.2021)
  • Solidarity
  • Responsibility

About twenty 20 activists were present at the vigil. The event was accompanied by a couple of nationalist incidents.

Prijepolje, 27th February
– In front of the memorial plaque in Prijepolje, the 28th anniversary of the crime in Štrpci was marked. Activists of the association of women Žene Polimlja from Prijepolje (Serbia) and Bona Fide from Pljevlja (Montenegro), on behalf of the Network of Women in Black, together with the families of the victims, paid tribute to the victims of crimes in Štrpci.

Belgrade, 29th March - Handing over a protest note to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Belgrade
- on the occasion of continued repression against citizens of Russia, especially the Republic of Ingushetia, who peacefully disagree with the policy of the Russian government and local authorities in Ingushetia. In the note, we expressed solidarity with the justifi ed demands of the Center for Human Rights Memorial.

Belgrade, 6th April - “Were member the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
- on the 29th anniversary of the beginning of the war in BH and the siege of Sarajevo, April 6th, 1992, Women in Black organized a vigil in mourning and silence, in Knez Mihailova Street in Belgrade.

The following banners were displayed at the protest:

  • Women in black
  • Solidarity
  • Responsibility
  • We remember the crimes committed in our name
  • We remember the women raped in the war
  • Stop celebrating war crimes
  • Stop denying the Hague verdicts
  • In the war in BH (1992-1995): 97,207 people were killed; About 20,000 women were raped; The 1,425-day siege of Sarajevo killed 11,000 people; There were about 1,300 camps through which about 200,000 people passed; 8,372 people were killed in the genocide in Srebrenica ...

About twenty (20) activists were present at the protest. On a couple of occasions, a couple of passers-by shouted nationalist insults at the activists.

Belgrade, 23th April - “Why?”
- the Radio Television of Serbia / RTS in the NATO bombing (1999), as a sign of sympathy and solidarity with the families of those killed in front of the monument called Why? in Tašmajdan Park, activists participated in commemorative rallies on April 23rd (at 2:06 and 14:06).

About twenty (20) activists of Women in Black, Belgrade, the Association of Women of Srebrenica from Tuzla, the Citizens’ Association “Anima” from Đulići near Zvornik (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the youth group “LIvrit” from Preševo (south Serbia) participated in these commemorative gatherings.

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

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