A Member of Women’s Room, Maja Vukmanić Rajter, coordinator of Centre for Victims of Sexual Violence, held a public Lecture “Violence Against Women” on 29 April 2014 in Small Hall in Osijek.
The aim of this lecture was to inform the participants on basic concepts related to inequality of women and violence against women.
The lecture was held with support of the Commission for Gender Equality of Osijek-Baranja County, as part of the project “My Voice Against Violence” conducted by the Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, which is funded by European Union (as part of the Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS). Women’s Room and CESI – Centre for Education, Counselling and Research are partner organizations on the project “My Voice Against Violence”.
On the same day, a half-day workshop “Prevention of Violence Against Women” was held in the Centre for Professional Rehabilitation in Osijek, also as part of the “My Voice Against Violence” project. Antonija Hojt Ilić, from Women’s Room, held the half-day workshop for rural and unemployed women. Through interactive activities she informed the participants on various forms of violence against women, as well as myths and prejudice related to violence. She particularly pointed out the methods and process of reporting violence to relevant institutions.