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Eternal rivals united against violence

United against violence against women – this is the slogan of this year’s global campaign for 16 days of activism – Orange the World. The colour orange united the basketball players of Crvena zvezda and Partizan, who met this month for the first time for a derby in the best European basketball competition – the Euroleague. The captains of the two Belgrade teams recorded a joint video message:


“Violence against women – it must stop. It is our duty to protect all women: mothers, sisters, wives, friends… Report violence immediately – there are no excuses! Let’s help those who suffer violence. A bully is a coward – let’s be brave. Let’s protect the victims”. The players were joined by the Serbian national team coach Svetislav Pešić, as well as Partizan coach Željko Obradović.


Every third woman, both in the European Union and around the world, has experienced physical, sexual, socio-economic and/or verbal violence at least once in her life. Gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and gender-based violence are issues of basic human rights. This year, the EU Delegation in Serbia joins the global campaign of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence by promoting empowered women and through cooperation with the wider community against physical, verbal and socio-economic violence.


During this global campaign, the EU Delegation in Serbia  partnered with personalities from Serbia in the spheres of fashion, art, sports, literature, and cinema.

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Photo credits: EU Delegation to Serbia

Source: EU Delegation to Serbia

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