Strategic meeting of national women’s and feminist organizations was held on May 12. and 13. 2018. in organization by Mediterranean Women’s Fund – MedWF in Zagreb.
The purpose of the meeting was to create space for sharing experiences and discussing common strategies and to better connect feminist organizations in the Republic of Croatia.
The meeting attended more than 20 representatives of the Croatian women’s movement, feminists who were well known for their dedicated work and feminist attitudes.
In front of Women’s room coordinator dr.sc. Maja Mamula and mag. paed. soc. Kristina Mihaljević were participated in the meeting.
The 17th Pride Parade of LGBTIQ People and Families will be held on June 9, 2018.
“We are inviting all of you to be happy and to fight this year with us, to loudly say that we have had enough with the homophobia, bifobia and transfobia that has bombard us from the parliamentary bench and the media space. We will no longer be afraid to express ourselves, and tell them how we feel, who we love, or who makes our family. And this year we will proudly show that we are here and that we will continue to fight for our rights, our families, our jobs and our values! “
The gathering is scheduled to take place, as it has been for the past few years, at Roosevelt Square in front of the Mimara Museum at 15:00. The route is well-known: It will start at Mimara and go to Frankopanska Street and Ilica, then to Trg Ban Josip Jelačić. It will then continue to Jurišićeva Street to Draškovićeva Street and then towards Langova Square to Ribnjak.
The procession ends in the Ribnjak park. The route length of this year’s march is approximately 2.3 kilometers. People with mobility problems, if they need assistance or have additional questions about the Roadmap, can contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Zagreb Pride reports the march will be followed by the traditional Pride Party. The official after party of this year’s Pride of Pride, will take place at the Boogaloo club.
Women’s room- the Center for sexual rights participated on this year „Open days of EU projects“ and opened it’s doors for all interested citizens on May 11 2018.
The visitors were presented so far implemented EU projects, work of the Center for victims of sexual violence, as well as the program and work with volunteers.
“Open Days of EU Projects” are the way Croatia joined this year in campaign by the European Commission called “Europe in My Region”, whose purpose is to encourage European citizens to discover and learn more about European Union projects.
This year, more than 200 different events in Croatia have been organized by the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union funds, with aim of becoming a regular annual event, in which citizens across Croatia will be involved more actively.
Psychologist of the Women’s Room – Sexual Rights Center held lectures for professors and associates at partner schools on 26 April 2018 in the Primary School Matko Laginja and on May 3, 2018 in Primary School Dr Vinko Žganac.
62 professors and professional associates participated in the lectures, which covered topics such as recognition and prevention of electronic violence, with focus on sexual violence.
The purpose of the lectures was to familiarize people with the issues of sexual violence on the Internet. Issues such as, distribution, risk factors, contact for assistance and support, and to recognition and observation by professionals in educational institutions.
Lectures were held as part of the project “Stop Violence and Hate speech on the Internet” conducted by Women’s Room – the Sexual Right Center in partnership with the Primary School Dr Vinko Žganac, Zagreb and the Primary School Matko Laginja, Zagreb. Project is financially supported by the National Foundation for Civil Society Development.
Psychologist of the Women’s Room – Sexual Rights Center in cooperation with police officers in the community, held lectures for parents on April 24, 2018 in Primary School Dr Vinko Žganac and on May 2, 2018 in Primary School Matko Laginja.
The lectures lasted 60 minutes and covered topics such as recognition and prevention of electronic violence, with a focus on sexual violence.
The purpose of the lectures was to introduce parents to the current issues in area of sexual violence that take place through the Internet and social networks. This also, included the Red Button electronic violence reporting program.
Lectures were held as part of the project “Stop Violence and Hate speech on the Internet” conducted by Women’s Room – The Sexual Right Center in partnership with the Primary School Dr Vinko Žganac, Zagreb and the Primary School Matko Laginja, Zagreb. Project is financially supported by the National Foundation for Civil Society Development.
A lecture on “Standardization of Monitoring of Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence” was held on April 27 in Dubrovnik by DEŠA civil society organization.
The lecture presented the data of research conducted by DEŠA organization on the topic of having a singular collection of comprehensive data on violence against women in Dalmatia.
The research has shown that there is no systematic monitoring of cases of violence against women and domestic violence at any one level and that even within institutions there is no standardization and we often encounter mistakes and illogicalities in the data.
Without high quality and harmonized data, we can not speak of the actual number of cases of violence reported, and we can not know what kind of help the victims need.
The seminar was attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations, police and other public institutions, who turned this attention to the importance of maintaining a good statistics and reporting violence. With lectures like this, we can strengthen our capacities to ensure better inter-sector co-operation. The ultimate aim of the research is to create a proposal for a systematic monitoring of violence against women and domestic violence in the area of Dalmatia. By doing so, we can hopefully gain better insight into the real needs and problems of institutions and organizations dealing with violence against women and domestic violence in the area of Dubrovnik county.