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Stop violence against women and girls!

“UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls” is the theme of this year’s campaign “Orange the World – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”  that starts on November 25, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, and ends on December 10, on the International Human Rights Day. Unfortunately, violence against women and girls remains one of the most prevalent forms of human rights violations around the world.


This year, the EU Delegation to 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/or socio-economic violence.


The “16 Days of Activism” campaign includes several important international dates, such as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities marked on December 3. On this occasion, in Belgrade, on December 4, the Blue Theatre will present the inclusive play I Psychi Tis Antigonis,  written and directed by Nenad Čolić. During the performance, a sign language interpreter will be available to the audience. The idea of equality, inclusivity and gender equality has always been one of the leading aspirations in the PLAVO Theatre.


The campaign begins in Novi Sad with the fourth Autonomous Festival of Women, focused on the topic “Media and violence against women”, bringing together art, drama, and music programs, as well as discussions through the forums “Violence after violence – institutions, media, public” (Biljana Srbljanović, Tanja Ignjatović, Iva Parađanin), “Deconstruction of gender stereotypes” with Dr Nada Padejski Šekerović and “Internet as a space for women’s liberation”. During the festival, the monodrama “I hate the theatre” by Milena Minja Bogavac will be performed.

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Source: EU Delegation to Serbia

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