About five hundred books were donated by citizens, a number of toys too and we provide funding for two TV sets – said Lidija Kovac, consultant of SOS Hotline Vranje that existed for ten years. It is the first and only in seven municipalities of Pcinja district where more and more cases of domestic violence recorded .
Funding for this institution where reside women and children victims of domestic violence, the Human Rights Committee in Vranje provided on the basis of application of Article 236 of Code of Criminal Procedure when Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vranje ordered offenders to pay fines payments to charity.
– It is very important that the Human Rights Committee has recognized the needs of people accommodated in a shelter as a precursor of Safe house because we support the purchase of TV sets from the fund of court fines – said Danijela Trajkovic, Deputy Higher Public Prosecutor in Vranje.
According to Snezana Tasic, several hundred women and children pass annually through The shelter for victims of domestic violence and some staying there for months.
That is the only institution of its kind in southern Serbia.
Nadica Stosic, President of the NGO „Initiative for the Integration“ on behalf of all non-governmental organizations that participated in the collection of books, pointed out that this action is excellent start for even more action – for the completion of Safe home, which Vranje and south Serbia still do not have.
She also called on the wider community, the city of Vranje, individuals, local businesses to show humanity and contribute the Safe house to be completed by the end of next year.