/ 03.04.2014. Potpisujem.org / Round table on Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) organized by SOS Hotline Vranje took place in City Council of Vranje on 4 March 2014.
Suzana Antic-Ristic, coordinator of SOS phone and Zoran Antic, the Mayor of Vranje, opened the round table and greeted participants with their introductory words. Danijela Pesic from Autonomous Women’s Center gave speech on the importance of the implementation of the Convention against violence against women at national and local level.
Julija Stosic from the Center for Social Work of Vranje presented the current situation in the field of violence against women in Vranje. She pointed out the advances of the Convention that represent an opportunity to improve treatment and institutional cooperation in the protection of victims of violence and punish perpetrators.
Participation in the round table took and representatives of other relevant institutions who spoke about the situation concerning the protection of women from domestic violence and suggested next steps for its improvement.