/ Vranje, 13.11.2012. / Round table on „The role of the Safe House in assistance and care for victims of domestic violence“ took place in local administration buildings in Vranje. Organized by the Human Rights Committee Vranje, SOS phone Vranje and Gender Equality Council of the city of Vranje.
Bojana Velichkov, Deputy Mayor of Vranje opened it and said the construction of the first Safe House in Pcinja district is starting in spring next year. The project aims to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in all spheres of society.
Vesna Stanojevic, coordinator of the Safe House in Belgrade said that city of Vranje will be the first in southern Serbia to have such a facility. She stressed that they are already built in Belgrade, Nis , Kragujevac, Smederevo, Sombor, Novi Sad, Pancevo and Zrenjanin.
The round table was attended by representatives of the City Administration, competent city institutions, NGOs, Police Department, prosecutors’ offices and many media.