Lecture at the Police Academy in Zagreb

In agreement with Suzana Kikić, Maja Mamula delivered two-hour lecture at the Police Academy on May 21, 2010. Lecture Role of civil society in combating sexual violence and victims’ assistance was organized for 28 chiefs of shifts from numerous police stations.

This is the first time such lecture was delivered by representatives of civil society organizations at the Police academy with the aim of familiarizing participants with work of numerous organizations that work on combating violence and providing support and assistance to women victims of violence.

Lecture for employees of the Ministry of Interior Affairs

Maja Mamula, Coordinator of the Women’s Room, delivered two-hour lecture in Valbadon on May 25, 2010 for twenty-five employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs working with blood and sexual offences. Lecture Role of civil society in combating sexual violence and victims’ assistance had an aim of educating about position and problem of victims who want to report sexual violence in order to improve the process of reporting.

Workshops delivered in Classical Gymnasium and 1st Economy School

Members of Women’s Room, Antonija Hojt, Paula Zore and Dalibor Stanić, held seven workshops for students of the Classical Gymnasium and 1st Economy School regarding “Prevention of Sexual Harassment”. During workshops, the film “We Were Just Joking” served as an educational tool. This film was made within the scope of the project “Prevention of Sexual Violence – New Generation” financially supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport.

We would like to thank Classical Gymnasium and 1st Economy School for assisting us with the implementation of the project, all professors and students who participated!

Lecture “Sexual Violence – Consequence of Gender Inequality”

On Sunday, May 16, Vukmanić Maja, Coordinator of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence delivered lecture “Sexual Violence – Consequence of Gender Inequality” for pupils from Pakrac High School. Two-day training “Sex and gender equality – challenges and possibilities” was organized by nongovernmental organization “Delphin Pakrac” which invited Women’s Room member to introduce sexual violence s a consequence of the position of women in the society. Twelve pupils along with expert associate of Pakrac High School participated in the training.

Maja Mamula in spot against homophobia by organization Iskorak

Maja Mamula from Women’s Room participated in spot against homophobia organized by the organization Iskorak regarding the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17. Apart from Maja, numerous public persons participated and expressed their attitude against homophobia: Nives Celzijus, Daniel Delale, Ella Dvornik, Mirela Holy, Nataša Janjić, Željka Jelavić, Mario Kovač, Ida Prester, Vesna Pusić, Sanja Sarnavka i Aleksandar Štulhofer.

Seminar for military police personnel

Office for Human Rights of the Government of the Republic of Croatia organized a seminar for military police personnel, departing on the mission to Afghanistan, on May 12 in Army Base Croatia. Lecturers of the seminar were Danijela Gaube, Office for Human Rights, Lidija Pentavec, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Maja Vukmanić, member of Women’s Room.

Seminar served to educate military police personnel about the system of prevention of trafficking in human beings in the Republic of Croatia and psychological consequences of trafficking in human beings.

Workshops “Prevention of Sexual Harassment” held

Women’s Room’s members, Vukmanić Maja and Antonija Hojt, delivered five workshops for students of 3rd Economy Gymnasium on prevention of sexual harassment. Workshops were implemented as a part of the project “Prevention of Sexual Violence – New Generation” financially supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. The film “We Were Just Joking”, which also came as an outcome of the project, was used as educational tool during workshops.

We would like to thank 3rd Economy Gymnasium for assisting us with the implementation of the project, all professors and students who participated!

Conference „Reaching out to change – A place for exchange, networking and inspiration“

Kvinna till Kvinna organized conference „Reaching out to change – A place for exchange, networking and inspiration“ in Bečići, Montenegro from May 6 through 8. There were 120 participants from non-governmental organizations from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Israel, Iran, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Sweden. Conference was focused on issues of mobilization of wider community, relevant institutions, security of members of nongovernmental organizations, visibility and it influence on the impact made on community using expertise and experience of all conference participants. Vukmanić Maja, Coordinator of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence, represented Women’s Room at the conference.