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  • Roma Women in Serbia: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives

    Apr 11, 2017

    Roma Women in Serbia: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives

    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: open dialogue about depression is needed to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma

    Apr 7, 2017

    World Health Day: open dialogue about depression is needed to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma

    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.

  • World Autism Awareness Day

    Apr 2, 2017

    World Autism Awareness Day

    “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

  • Women power goes green in Serbia

    Mar 24, 2017

    Women power goes green in Serbia

    Women survivors of domestic violence might be breathing new life into their organic garden but the green goods empower back

  • Being LGBTI in the Western Balkans Easier, Yet Far from Easy

    Mar 23, 2017

    Being LGBTI in the Western Balkans Easier, Yet Far from Easy

    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

  • World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

    Mar 21, 2017

    World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

    The Human Development Report 2016 emphasizes that poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups — including ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, refugees and migrants — are being left furthest behind.

  • Living with Autism - From the Perspective of Patients, Parents and Professionals

    Mar 13, 2017

    Living with Autism - From the Perspective of Patients, Parents and Professionals

    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.

  • International Women’s Day in Serbia - Women still face double burden – at work and at home

    Mar 8, 2017

    International Women’s Day in Serbia - Women still face double burden – at work and at home

    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.