On Monday (April 23rd) and Tuesday (April 24th) in Zagreb, training was held for members of the ASTRA network.

ASTRA is co-organizing with the CESI civil society organization – The Center for Education, Counseling and Research to hold organized workshops on the use of international instruments and mechanisms for advocating for human rights.
Experts from the Sexual Rights Initiative and the International Women’s Health Coalition shared their knowledge and experience as well as acknowledged suggestions for further forms of co-operation.

On behalf of Women’s Room Josipa Tukara Komljenović participated in a training.


Women’s Room – Center for Sexual Rights will be holding lectures for professors, professional associates and parents at our partner schools, Primary School  Dr Vinko Žganac and Primary School Matko Laginja for the project “Stop violence and hate speech on the internet”.

Each partnering school will have two lectures each lasting 60 minutes.

On April 24, 2018, at Primary School Dr. Vinko Žganac the lecture will be held for teachers and professional associates and again on May 3, 2018 for parents.

On April 26, 2018, at Primary School Matko Laginja the lecture will be held for teachers and professional associates and again on May 2, 2018 for parents.

Lectures will be given by members of Women’s Room, who are experts with many years of experience on the issues of sexual violence. This will also be done in cooperation with the representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, and a police officer in the community.

The purpose and topic of lectures will be to familiarize people with the issues of sexual violence on the Internet. Issues such as; distribution, risk factors, legislation, preventive measures, contacts for assistance and support,  and recognition and observation by professionals in educational institutions.

These lectures are part of the project “Stop Violence and Hate speech on the Internet” conducted by Women’s Room – Sexual Right Center in partnership with the Primary School Dr. Vinko Žganac, Zagreb and the Primary School Matko Laginja, Zagreb. The project is financially supported by the National Foundation for Civil Society Development.



The day before the Istanbul Convention was finally ratified an event was held in front of Croatian Parliament in memory of all women brutally murdered by partners,  husbands and other family members in the last 5 years, from the signing until the ratification of the Convention.

While at the same time in Split on 18th of April, 2018 protesting took place against the Istanbul Convention, activists together with Domina’s association, placed 100 lanterns in memory of murdered women and launched them into the sea, once again alerting people the to the importance of the Istanbul Convention to prevent and combat violence against women.

On April 14, 2018, In front of Zorin’s House in Karlovac, a public action was held under the project “Together for safe childhood“.

Public action was organized by the employees of the Center for Education of Children and Youth Karlovac.

Information materials on sexual violence were shared at the info desk, and the aim of the public event was to provide citizens with information about the possibilities and options for assistance and support in cases of sexual violence.

Public action was a highly successful and popular event, and it was supported by the mayor of Karlovac.

Public events are an integral part of the project ”Together for safe childhood“, which aims to achieve the overall goal of combating sexual violence against children and young people.

The project is implemented in partnership with the Karlovac Social Welfare Center and Karlovac Children and Youth Center for Education, and is supported financially by the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy.