The Rijeka SOS Line Association has invited participation in a promotional campaign of the special “Call Dunja” helpline, which will be held on Rijeka’s Korzo from May 16 to 21, 2016 as part of the “Croatia volunteers” action.


This campaign will double as the launch of the “Call Dunja” helpline by the Rijeka SOS Line Association, dedicated to those who need a person to talk to or a look from a different perspective. The assistance is provided by trained volunteers, who will offer information on the psychological and legal counseling for victims of violence. The line is open every day from 5 to 8 p.m.


The Association invites everyone to contribute by spreading the word about this important line. The event will be ushered by a charity SOS BIRTHDAY PARTY on Saturday, May 13, 2016, at the Palach Youth Culture Center, as a tribute to all volunteers and members of the association. All collaborators, partner organizations, and interested parties are free to attend. The “Call Dunja” special helpline promotional campaign will be held on Korzo in the morning hours on Monday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 18 and on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21, 2016.

On May 3, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Center for Women’s Studies will convene a panel titled “The scent of jasmine in the Mediterranean―Women in the post-Arab Spring countries” as part of the Subversive Festival’s Mediterranean Forum at the Müller Hall of the Europe Cinema in Zagreb.

During the Arab Spring, the women and men of Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya took to the streets and squares to demand reforms and regime change, demonstrating side by side. The Jasmine Revolution inspired hope that women would actively participate as citizens and partners in the working of the new parliaments and governments to shape the future of their countries.

However, as the crumbling regimes fell, the old walls of gender division rose once again. Women have been abused, raped, and banished from public places. Nevertheless, their experience as participants in the protests can’t be erased. We will hear about their experience and the current situation and struggle of women for social justice and gender equality from: Amal Jackouby (Tunisia), Caroline Brac de La Perriere (France), and Samia Allalou (Algeria). The moderator of the panel is Rada Borić.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the panel.

The Center for Women’s Studies and the Croatian Anti-Fascist League invite you to the first thematic walk titled “Women’s organizations on the eve of World War Two and the resistance to fascism”, on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at 12 a.m. The gathering is in front of the Centre for Women’s Studies (Marija Jurić Zagorka Memorial Apartment, 8 Dolac) and the walk will end in King Petar Krešimir IV Square, in front of Radnički dom. Barbara Blasin and Ana Lovreković will lead you through the women’s antifascist Zagreb.

The walk will cover sites and commemorate organizations and women important for the formation of the women’s interwar feminist, trade union, youth, and student scene in Zagreb, which laid the foundations for a greater involvement of women in the anti-fascist resistance.

All interested persons are invited to mark Zagreb Liberation Day with us.