What it is like to be a Roma woman in Serbia, what have Roma women achieved in various fields, what challenges do they face and what are their perspectives for the future? These questions gathered relevant national and international stakeholders and representatives froom civil society organizations at a conference held on the occasion of the International Roma Day held on April 8 and the recently marked International Women’s Day.
World Health Day 2017 focuses on depression – a leading cause of disability globally and a leading underlying cause for the 128 000 suicide deaths that occur each year in the WHO European Region. Despite being very common and affecting anyone at any stage of life, depression is still vastly under-recognized and undertreated; there is, consequently, a need to open up dialogue and tackle the stigma associated with this highly disabling condition.
“On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences” - Secretary-General António Guterres
Thanks to better laws and protection across the Western Balkans, the situation of LGBTI people has improved. However, the challenges and shortcomings in the implementation of laws, as well as the enduring social stigma, mean that there remains a long journey ahead for these communities to benefit from development
Early diagnosis, early interventions and inclusion in the education system, from preschool onwards, can greatly contribute to children with autistic spectrum disorders, and other developmental delays, to improve their development and quality of life, it was concluded during the symposium "Living with Autism - From the Perspective of the Patients, Parents and Professionals", held in Niš.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the event entitled “Women at work: double burden” shed new light on the inequalities women are faced with in their everyday life, especially in the field of labor and domestic work.
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