Activity report for the period September - December 2022

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 sixteen (16) 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, October 5th “We shall never forget the Topčider crime”
On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the crime - the murder of two guardsmen in the barracks in Topčider, on October 5, 2004, Women in Black organized two protests in mourning and silence:

  • Protest in front of the barracks in Topčider, together with the families of the killed guardsmen. The banner “We will never forget the crime in Topčider” was displayed. Flowers with the message We remember – Women in Black” were laid there.
  • Protest in the city center (Knez Mihailova Street) where the following banners were displayed:
    • We will never forget the crime in Topčider
    • We remember Dragan Jakovljević and Dražen Milovanović
    • Who killed the guards?
    • Discover the killers of soldiers!

Fifteen (15) activists took part in the protest.

Belgrade, 22nd October “We remember the crime in Sjeverin!”
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the crime in Sjeverin, Women in Black organized a protest in mourning and silence, in Knez Mihailova Street.

The following banners were displayed at the protest:

  • 22nd Oct. 1992 members of the Serbian paramilitary formation Avengers kidnapped 22 residents of the village of Sjeverin from a bus on the Priboj-Rudo line
  • Names of abduction victims in Sjeverin
  • We remember the crime in Sjeverin
  • Solidarity
  • Responsibility

Sjeverin was written in salt on the pavement (October 22,1992-October 22,2022 – We remember)

The protest was attended by 20 activists of WiB

Belgrade, November 18th“We will never forget the crimes in Vukovar”
- On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the fall of Vukovar, Women in Black organized a peace action in Knez Mihailova Street in Belgrade – in front of Serbian Academy of Sciences, an institution whose members played a signifi cant part in the 80s and 90s in the campaign to spread and encourage the ideology of nationalism and chauvinism, and afterwards were the vanguards of denial and relativization of war crimes. Unfortunately, SANU (The Serbian Academy of Science and Arts) never clearly distanced themselves from such dishonorable members.

The following banners were displayed at the protest:

  • We will never forget the crimes in Vukovar
  • Solidarity
  • Responsibility
  • Women in Black
  • Data on the devastation of the city

Then the stage action “We demand accountability for the camps for Croats in Serbia 1991-1992”.

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

Report on our activities in pdf.

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