Report available of Conference “Women on the Move”, 10 December 2018, Serbia

Atina organized this conference: “WOMEN ON THE MOVE” with speakers from accross Europe. The conference discussed the position of women and girls among refugee and migrant population in Serbia in the context of wider European response.Annex 1b The conference was part from the project “Strengthening Innovative Solutions to Protect Female Migrant and Refugee Rights”, coordinated by WIDE+.

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atinaConference objectives

  • To facilitate a dialogue of relevant stakeholders (women refugees, women’s organizations, international experts, institutional representatives) on current state of the affairs regarding the position of women and girls among migrant and refugee population in Serbia, in the context of wider European response;
  • To emphasize the best practices aimed at increasing the agency of refugee women and girls regarding their participation in decision-making processes;
  • To increase capacities of relevant stakeholders to understand and adequately respond to the needs of refugee women and girls, especially regarding violence against women and girls;
  • To initiate development of a framework document setting the priorities for future advocating activities aimed to improve the position of refugee women and girls


9:30 – 10:00 Welcome coffee
10:00 – 11:30 Women’s voices are to be heard!, Interview with Marieme Jamme, a Senegalese businesswoman and one of BBC’s 100 Women
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
1200 – 14:00 Challenges and risks women are exposed to in the context of migrations: international paths and comparative remarks
 Mohammed Amal Osman, TERRAFEM Goteborg, Sweden,  ‘The Two Year Trap’ in Sweden_Terrafem Gothenburg
 Husein Renas, TERRAFEM Goteborg, Sweden, Terrafem Göteborg Serbien
 Silvina Gabriela Monteros, Latin American and Caribbean Women in Spain Network Granada, Spain

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 Gender perspective of migrations and the violence against refugee and migrant women: the view from Serbia
 Stasa Zajevic, director of Women in Black
 Bojana Balevic, activist, Danish refugee centre
 Mirjana Nesic, activist NGO Praxis
 Zarka Radoja, journalist of Kontrapress
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16:30 – 17:00 Wrap-up followed by documentary: The beginning of some better stories and exhibition

Annex 1e