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ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2009
ANNUAL
REPORT FOR
2009
WOMEN'S ROOM
CONTENT
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
1. SUMMARY OF THE WOMEN'S ROOM'S WORK IN 2009
2. ABOUT US
3. THE WOMEN'S ROOM'S ACTIVITIES IN 2009
3.1.
EDUCATION
3.2.
RESEARCH
3.3.
DIRECT WORK WITH VICTIMS OF SEXUAL
VIOLENCE
3.4.
PUBLISHING
3.5.
PUBLIC WORK
3.6.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE
WOMEN'S ROOM
4. FINANCIAL
REPORT
OF
THE
WOMEN'S
ROOM'S
WORK FOR 2009
5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS – DEVELOPMENTAL PLANS OF
THE WOMEN'S ROOM
6. ATTACHMENTS
1. SUMMARY
ROOM'S
OF
THE
WOMEN'S
WORK IN
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Year 2009 was very active, with numerous project and program activities, but also due to
changes in the Women's Room's Team.
At the beginning of 2009, our long-term member Dunja Bonacci Skenderovic left Women's
Room Team, and our long-term volunteer Dalibor Stanic joined us. During 2009, two other persons
worked with us, Iva Prskalo (December 1, 2008 – December 31, 2009) and Mirna Zolic (February 1 –
May 31, 2009).
Women's Room implemented 15 programs and projects during 2009. Within the scope of
educational programs we organized and delivered 90 different educations: 52 lectures, 14 trainings,
20 workshops, and 4 round tables. Target groups comprised of representatives of civil society
organizations, representatives of governmental institutions and bodies, high school students, university
students and citizens at large. Total number of participants of these educations was 2851.
The Center for Victims of Sexual Violence provided 342 counseling sessions for 129 clients.
The most frequent problems clients identified were rape and sexual abuse (52,6%).
During 2009, Women's Room started two new research activities: «Gender, Gender Norms,
Sexuality, Violence» and «Protection of Rights and Providing Assistance to Victims/Witnesses of
Domestic Violence». Also, two new research activities were developed for 2010 «A Step Further»
and «Sexual Violence and Posttraumatic Disorder».
15 different materials were printed during 2009: one brochure, three leaflets, four working
cards, two posters, short film about trafficking in persons, badges, coasters, business cards of the
Center for Victims of Sexual Violence and notebook Women’s Room.
Women's Room's members participated in 49 international and local conferences and/or
meetings or promotions organized by local and/or international organizations or governmental
bodies. We also participated in 25 meetings of different networks, teams, working groups,
coalitions, coordination’s and councils.
Work of Women's Room was covered 61 times in numerous newspapers, magazines, on TV
and radio shows and portals. Website of Women’s Room published 39 articles about our regular
activities, available in Croatian and English languages. We also published 26 texts on Women’s
Room’s blog. Authors of the blog are members of the Women’s Room, members of other civil society
organizations and our associates.
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During 2009, Women's Room implemented media campaign «STOP Sexual Violence» which
included 60 newspaper ads in daily newspapers and weekly magazines, as well as posters on city
light screens around Zagreb.
The Women's Room's work during 2009 was supported by:
Embassy of Finland in Zagreb; Global Fund for Women; City of Zagreb – City Office for Health,
Work, Social Welfare and War Veterans; Ministry of Health and Social Welfare; Ministry of Science,
Education and Sport; National Foundation for Civil Society Development; Embassy of Norway in
Zagreb, European Commission; United Nations Development Programme; Office for Human Rights
of the Government of the Republic of Croatia; Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the
Republic of Croatia; and Vecernji list.
We express our gratitude to Diana de Vegh, long-term supporter of Women's Room whose love and
support empower us and make us feel that our work is important beyond Croatia.
We would like to thank Mirjana Kacavenda for recognizing our work and supporting it.
We are also thankful to Jasna Belamaric for regular supply of books, positive energy, support and
laughter.
2. ABOUT
US
2.1. Basic Information about the Women's Room
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Women’s Room (Zenska soba) – Center for Sexual Rights is nongovernmental, feminist,
nonprofit organization that works on raising awareness of women, institutions and public about
women's sexuality and sexual rights through education, research and public work. We provide direct
and indirect assistance and support to victims of sexual violence.
The organization was founded in 2002 in Zagreb and works on local and regional levels.
Women's Room was established with the following goals:
 diminishing all forms of sex, gender and sexual discrimination;
 empowering women to demand the protection of their human rights;
 preventing sexual violence against women and sexual and gender minorities;
 promoting and protecting sexual rights in accordance with the Declaration on Sexual Rights;
 introducing all-encompassing educational practices based on scientific facts to all levels of
education;
 promoting positive attitudes about women’s sexuality, sexual health, and freedom of choice;
 diminishing all forms of discrimination based on gender expression and/or gender identity,
sexual orientation, and intersex characteristics;
 providing direct assistance to women who have survived sexual violence;
 empowering LGBTIQ individuals in demanding protection of their human rights;
 empowering youth in countering sex, gender and sexuality based discrimination.
Image no. 1: Fields of work in 2009
FIELDS OF WORK
sexual violence, including trafficking
in women for sexual exploitation
sexual rights, women's sexuality,
rights of sexual and gender minorities (LGBTIQ rights)
During 2009, the Women's Room implemented 18 programs and projects within the scope of two main
program themes. Description of programs and projects for 2009 can be found in Chapter 3 of this report – Work
of the Women's Room in 2009.
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Main clusters of our activities are education, research, direct work with victims of sexual
violence, publishing, and public work.
Image no. 2: Activities of the Women's Room in 2009
Direct work with
victims
Research
Publishing
Public work, networking,
lobbying
Education
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2.2 Structure of the Women's Room
Image No. 3: Structure of the Women's Room in 2009
Assembly of the Women's
Room
Management Committee
Coordination Team
Working Team
Structure of the Women's Room includes:
Assembly which represents the highest electoral and program body and includes regular
Women's Room's members;
Management Committee is managerial body that consists of five independent experts in the
field of women's human rights and the president of the Coordination Team;
Coordination Team is an executive body, which includes coordinators of Women's
Room's programs;
Working Team takes part in the implementation of programs and projects and includes all
members that participate in the Women's Room's work, including volunteers. List of Women's
Room's members can be found in the Attachment 1.
The Working Team of Women's Room during 2009 was comprised of Maja Mamula
(President of the Coordination Team), Paula Zore (Office and Financial Coordinator), Maja
Vukmanic (Coordinator of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence), Dunja Bonacci Skenderovic
(Coordinator of Educational Programs, January 1-31, 2009), Mirna Zolic (Coordinator of Educational
Programs, February 1 – May 31, 2009), Dalibor Stanic (Coordinator of Educational Programs, June
2009 – present), Iva Prskalo (Project Assistant). In addition to the core of Women's Room Team, our
regular associates of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence were Jelena Postic (founder of the
Women's Room, translator and consultant), Voljana Kapelina (medical counselor), Ida Samanovic
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(counselor and psychotherapist), Melita Pelc (legal counselor), Ula Marton (gynecologist) and
Ksenija Maslo (supervisor).
The Women’s Room’s Team has contributed 1378.5 overtime, unpaid working hours in 2009,
which amounts to eight months.
Apart from the Women's Room Team, 24 experts from specific fields worked on our projects
and programs as well as 31 regular volunteers who provided important contribution to the work of the
organization with their energy, activities and creativity. Total contribution of volunteers was 635 hours
(Attachment 2).
During 2009, the Women’s Room members devoted their efforts to achieving goals set by
project and program aims, evaluation of the work and achievements, and plans for further
organizational development.
Women’s Room Team in Conference room during one of weekly meetings
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3. WORK OF THE WOMEN'S ROOM IN
2009
I did not reach this point dreaming about it nor thinking about it – I got here by doing it!
Estee Lauder
Women's Room worked on 18 programs and projects during 2009. Table 1 represents
program/project title and donors that supported the Women's Room's work. It also includes volunteerbased projects.
Table no. 1: List of projects/programs and donors of the Women's Room in 2009
no.
1.
Project/program title, donor agency, duration
Zero Tolerance To Sexual Violence
PHARE 2006 (November 27, 2008 – November 28, 2009)
2.
YES for the Protocol – PP4
National Foundation for Civil Society Development (January 1 – December 31, 2009)
3.
Institutional Support for the Women's Room – PP6 (3/3)
National Foundation for Civil Society Development (January 1 – December 31, 2009)
4.
Institutional support for organizational development
Global Fund for Women (February 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010)
Center for Victims of Sexual Violence
5.
Embassy of Norway (January 1 – December 31, 2009)
6.
City of Zagreb – City Office for Health, Work, Social Welfare and War Veterans (February 1
- December 31, 2009)
7.
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010)
8.
Embassy of Finland (June 20, 2009 – May 20, 2010)
9.
UNDP (September 1 - October 31, 2009)
10.
Vecernji list (donation of media space for the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence)
11.
Implementation of the Prevention Program against Sexual Violence in Schools 3/3
Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009)
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12.
Students Against Trafficking in Persons through Raising Awareness and Prevention
STOP
Office for Human Rights of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (September 1, 2008 –
February 15, 2009)
13.
Sensitize! Raise Awareness! Participate! SOS
Office for Human Rights of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (April 22, 2009 –
January 31, 2010)
14.
REKOM
(January 1 – December 31, 2009)
15.
Prevention of Sexual Violence - New Generation
Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (November 25, 2009 – August 31, 2010)
16.
Research: Protection of Rights and Provision of Support for Victims/Witnesses of
Domestic Violence
Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (December 1, 2009
- December 31, 2010)
17.
Participation in the work of the Working Group for Development of the Analysis and
Plan of Action for Combating all Forms of Violence against Women
Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (ongoing)
18.
Gender, Gender Roles, Sexuality, Violence! - research
Women's Room's volunteer project (April 1, 2008 – December 31, 2010)
Similar to previous years, work of the Women's Room was organized through five main
activities: education, research, direct work with victims of sexual violence, publishing, and public
work, lobbying and networking. Below, we present the overview of the Women's Room's main
activities during 2009.
3. 1. Education
Education has been systematically arising as a dominant form of our work. This long-term
well thought out approach is incorporated into all our projects and programs as one of the basic
activities required for achieving goals of the Women’s Room. Some of our projects/programs are
strictly educational, while others include education as one of the main pillars. The importance of the
education we provide is exemplified by the fact that since 2003 we have had 11,000 beneficiaries of
our educations (Graph no. 3).
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Apart from education being a core of our Strategic and Operational Plans, the Women's Room
receives numerous invitations from civil society organizations, professional associations, educational
institutions and/or different governmental bodies and institutions which recognize the quality and
importance of the content of our educations.
Main areas of education are:
1. Sexual violence including trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual exploitation;
2. Sexual rights, sexuality, sexual and gender minorities, sex and gender;
3. Sex/gender equality;
4. Gender based violence – violence against women.
Methodology of education varies; it is adjusted to beneficiaries and includes lectures,
workshops and trainings (one-day or few days long), round tables, and public panels.
Main target groups of education are:
1. Representatives of civil society organizations in Croatia, region and other countries;
2. Representatives of relevant state institutions and bodies;
3. Elementary and high school students;
4. Students of various assistance professions;
5. Society at large.
Graph no. 1: Number of beneficiaries of educations organized and implemented by the Women's
Room for the period from 2003 through 2009
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Number of beneficiaries
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2000
1500
1000
500
0
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2004.
2005.
2006.
2007.
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During 2009, members of the Women's Room delivered 90 different educations: 52 lectures,
14 trainings, 20 workshops, and 4 round tables for representatives of civil society organizations and
different state institutions and bodies, for youth (high school and university students) and the general
public. Total number of participants of these educations was 2851.
The following chapters present educations that were delivered in regards to themes and
beneficiaries. (Graph no. 2 and 3).
Graph no. 2: Themes of educations implemented by the Women's Room in 2009
gender based
violence
sex/gender equality
11%
7%
sexual violence
55%
sexual rights
27%
Graph no. 3: Beneficiaries of educations of the Women's Room in 2009
civil society organizations
5%
institutions
29%
citizens
23%
university students
31%
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elementary and high school
students
12%
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Specialized training for civil society organizations for advancement of service
delivery for victims of sexual violence and for monitoring of public policies
regarding combating sexual violence
PHARE 2006.: Zero Tolerance to Sexual Violence
Jezercica, May, 2009.
3.1.1. Sexual violence including trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual
exploitation
Since our beginning, we have defined our overall work through development of prevention
projects/programs against sexual violence, direct work with victims, education and raising awareness
of all target groups: victims of sexual violence, representatives of institutions, representatives of civil
society organizations, youth from elementary and high schools, university students who will encounter
victims of sexual violence through their work as well as general population.
We held total of 50 different educations on sexual violence: 15 lectures, 11 trainings, 20
workshops, and 4 round tables. Total number of participants amounted to 1275 persons:
18 for representatives of governmental bodies and institutions (599 persons)
18 for elementary and high school students (330 persons)
9 for students of different universities (218 persons)
1 for general public (40 persons)
4 for representatives of nongovernmental organizations (88 persons)
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Out of 11 trainings that were delivered, 4 were multi-day: 2 for representatives of
non-governmental organizations and 2 for representatives of state institutions and bodies.
Themes of these educations varied: from definition of sexual violence, its forms and
prevalence, consequences, traumatization, rape trauma syndrome and direct protection of victims to
legislative changes in regards to sexual violence and the need for standardized Code of Conduct in
Case of Sexual Violence along with its implementation and monitoring.
Round table topics were: «Sexual Violence – introducing institutions from VukovarskoSrijemska County to the problem» (Vukovar, September 22, 2009), «Need for Standardized Code of
Conduct in Case of Sexual Violence” (Virovitica, October 9, 2009), “Two Pillars of the Work with
Victims of Sexual Violence: institutional and non-institutional support and assistance» (Split,
November 14, 2009) and «Sexual Violence – need for standardized practice» (Zagreb, November 24,
2009). Round tables in Vukovar and Zagreb were held in regards to the National Day Against
Violence Against Women and the International Day Against Violence Against Women.
Within the scope of these educations, a regular meeting of the Network of Governmental
Institutions and Nongovernmental Organizations against Sexual Violence was organized. This
Network exists since 1998 and includes over 30 experts in different areas of work: police, healthcare,
judiciary system (State Attorney’s Office, courts), education, and mental health protection. The main
focus of this meeting was implementation and monitoring of the Protocol of Conduct in Case of
Sexual Violence.
3.1.2. Sexual rights, sexuality, sexual and gender minorities, sex and gender
Since 2004, the Women's Room has been working systematically on the promotion of the
concept of sexual rights in Croatia. We have been organizing various activities with all target groups
with the aim of education about and promotion of sexual rights.
During 2009, 24 different educations were delivered within the scope of this field: 22
lectures and 2 trainings (one multi-day). There were 618 participants:
19 for students of different universities (388 persons)
4 for representatives of governmental bodies and institutions (205 persons)
1 for representatives of nongovernmental organizations (25 persons)
Due to the importance of this topic, as well as the fact that the Women's Room is one of the
rare organizations that deals with these issues in Croatia and the region, our aim is to continue
developing and advancing this field. For now, we have been largely focusing on youth, primarily university
students, as one of our main target groups.
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3.1.3. Sex/Gender Equality
Sex/gender equality falls under the core the Women's Room's activities. During 2009, 6
different educations were delivered within the scope of this field: 5 lectures and one multi-day
training. There were 431 participants:
3 for students of different universities (87 persons)
1 for representatives of relevant governmental bodies and institutions (19 persons)
1 for general public (300 persons)
1 for representatives of nongovernmental organizations (18 persons)
Main topics of these educations were gender and sexual identities, gender prejudice and
stereotypes, indicators of inequality, role of Croatian and international mechanisms for protection and
promotion of gender/sex equality, as well as transgender issues and intersexuality.
3.1.4. Gender-based Violence
Women's Room considers violence against women as blatant form of discrimination and
violation of women's human rights. As a feminist organization, we consider unequal power relations
between women and men to be creating and sustaining violence. This unequal power is present in all
patriarchal communities where structural factors prevent women from equal participation in social,
economic and political life.
Despite the fact that main focus of our work is sexual violence, we still advocate for the need
of perceiving issues of violence against women as a whole. As Lizz Kelly says: «Violence against
women does not happen by the individual and in individual forms. Rather, it is an all-present
phenomenon and its forms mutually overlap. The insight is possible only when all forms and
consequences are assessed together».
During 2009, 10 lectures were delivered, attended by 527 participants:
7 for students of different universities (186 persons)
1 for representatives of governmental bodies and institutions (16 persons)
2 for general public (325 persons)
Within delivered lectures, we covered numerous topics: definitions of gender based violence,
its forms and prevalence, data on reported cases in Croatia, mechanisms of protection, establishing and
coordinating SOS phone lines and counseling services.
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Round table in regards to the International Day
against Violence against Women
Zagreb, Hotel Sheraton, 24.11.2009.
3.1.5. Education of the Women's Room's Team
Members of the Women’s Room systematically perfect their work in order to improve quality
of educations as well as all other activities. Apart from work on specific topics in Women's Room's
focus, such as specific aspects of work with adolescent population regarding sexual violence or expert
trainings for mobile teams in accordance with the Protocol for Identification, Assistance and
Protection of Victims of Trafficking in persons, great emphasis is placed on the organizational
development, strategic planning and organizational values, mentioned in detail in Chapter 3.6. on the
organizational development of Women's Room. Part of educations was also focused on specific skills
related to fundraising.
During 2009, members of the Women’s Room participated in 22 specific expert educations
crucial for our everyday work.
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3.2. Research
When Women's Room was established, one of the main goals was development and
implementation of scientific research, which could help not only Women's Room but also similar civil
society organizations to raise public awareness, educate representatives of institutions, development of
important documents and reports as well as lobbying for legislative changes.
Women's Room has so far implemented and published seven researches: Attitudes of Political
Parties about LGBT Rights before Elections in Croatia in 2003 (2003); Attitudes and Knowledge of
University Seniors of Relevant Universities about Sexual Violence (2004); Status of Women's Sexual
Rights in Croatia (2005); Experiences of LGBTIQ Population with Psycho-social Providers in Croatia
(2005); Gender Prism of Sexual Rights of Youth (2008) and research on issues regarding trafficking in
persons in Croatia (2008).
During 2009, Women's Room developed and started new research. Some research activities
are volunteer projects of Women’s Room, which are carried out exclusively thanks to our enthusiasm,
willingness for implementation, and as support for volunteers of Women’s Room who collect and
enter data.
We also started implementation of the research «Gender, Gender Roles, Sexuality and
Violence» with fourth grade high school students in Zagreb. The aim of the research is identifying
ways in which gender roles influence attitudes of youth towards violence and sexuality. Another goal
is assessing patters of sexual behavior among youth and experience with different forms of violence.
Completion of the research is expected at the end of 2010.
Furthermore, we initiated research “Protection of Rights and Provision of Support to
Victims/Witnesses of Violence” regarding current level of protection of rights, provision of support
to victims as well as existing needs with the aim of developing quality and rational public policy. The
aims of the project are to assess existing level of protection of witnesses/victims of domestic violence;
investigate real need for provisions of support and assistance to witnesses/victims of domestic
violence in Croatia; and to define directions for improvement of victims’ protection and provision of
assistance and support for witnesses/victims of domestic violence. Target groups of this research are
witnesses/victims of domestic violence, employees of competent state and public institutions that work
on development of public policy related to protection of rights of witnesses/victims of domestic
violence.
Activities of the project include the analysis of real need for provision of support and
assistance to witnesses/victims of domestic violence in Croatia; collection of data from
witnesses/victims, representatives of competent state bodies, institutions, public agencies, and civil
society organizations about knowledge, experience and attitudes about current level of protection of
rights of victims of domestic violence in Croatia; informing relevant actors and the public about
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research results; defining directions for improvement of victim’s protection, and providing assistance
and support of witnesses/victims of domestic violence. Expected results are producing data about the
existing level of protection of rights and provision of support and assistance of witnesses/victims of
domestic violence; data and assessment of existing needs for provision of support and assistance to
witnesses/victims of domestic violence in Croatia; initiation of public policy development with the
aim of improving victims’ protection of witnesses/victims of domestic violence as well as systematic
provision of support and assistance to witnesses/victims of domestic violence. Completion of the
research is expected at the end of 2010.
Defined proposals for research in 2010 are:
a) Research «A Step Further», submitted to the National Foundation for Civil Society Development
for 2010. This research came as a result of our long-term analysis and desire to define the role of
civil society organization in combating violence against women more clearly. Furthermore, we
want to give insight in work of these organizations and start developing proposals for capacity
building and introducing minimum standards into mandatory public policies for combating gender
violence. Completion of the research is expected at the end of 2010.
b) Research «Sexual Violence and Post-traumatic Disorder» also came as a result of our long-term
work and was initiated as a volunteer project. We defined measuring instruments and developed
questionnaire for victims of sexual violence. The end date of the research has not been defined yet
as it primarily depends on the number of clients who will be willing to partake in the research.
3.3. Direct work with victims of sexual violence
After years of work with victims of sexual violence, Women’s Room has officially opened
Center for Victims of Sexual Violence in April 2008. This is the first and the only referral service of
the kind in Croatia, which aims at improving the quality of life of persons who survived sexual
violence.
Within the Center we provide primarily assistance to women who experienced rape, sexual
assault and/or sexual harassment, as well as to persons who need information and support in regards
to sexual rights and sexual health. We provide support and assistance every working day between 10
am and 5 pm.
Forms of support and assistance we provide are: information, psychological, medical and
legal counseling, psycho-therapeutic work, preparation for the court trial as well as work with families
and persons close to victims of sexual violence.
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Methods of work are: by telephone, in person in our premises, by e-mail, via mail, and text
messages. In other words, in ways that is acceptable and accessible to our clients.
An educated expert team works at the Center and consists of 3 psychologists, social
pedagogyst, two doctors and a lawyer. Other professionals who are willing to assist with their
knowledge and expertise are contacted based on need.
During 2009, we held 342 counseling sessions and our assistance and support were provided
to 129 clients.
The most frequent problems that our clients raised were: rape and sexual abuse (52.6%),
information (17.3%), domestic violence (10,8%). Other issues were less frequent and are represented
below (Table no. 2 and Graph no. 4).
Table no. 2: Problems regarding which persons contacted Center for Victims of Sexual Violence
in 2009
code
issue
frequency
%
1
rape/ attempt of rape/ incest
143
41,8%
2
sexual assault
17
5,0%
3
sexual harassment
20
5,8%
4
domestic violence
37
10,8%
5
violence (other category, for example, war
8
2,3%
violence)
6
unclear issues
8
2,3%
7
information, consultation, feedback
59
17,3%
8
suspected sexual violence, lack of clear
11
3,2%
evidence and information
9
trafficking in women
0
0,0%
10
unknown
1
0,3%
11
combined issues
11
3,2%
12
women's sexuality
5
1,5%
13
sexual problems
22
6,4%
342
100%
total
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Graph no. 4: Problems regarding which persons contacted Center for Victims of Sexual
Violence in 2009
sexual problems
w omen's sexuality
combined issues
unknow n
suspected sexual violence
information, consultation
unclear issues
violence
domestic violence
sexual harassment
sexual assault
rape
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
The analysis of persons contacting us the most indicates that in 80% of the cases it is the
victim, more rarely family members or institutions, while all other possibilities are poorly represented
(Table no. 3 and Graph no. 5). Contacts by persons from different institutions have significantly
increased during 2009 due to establishment of good cooperation with Offices for Victims’ and
Witness’ Protection which were created at the Municipal and County courts in Zagreb, Osijek,
Vukovar and Zadar.
Table no. 3: Persons who contacted the Women's Room for support and assistance
code
contacted by
frequency
%
O
victim/survivor
286
83,6%
R
family of the victim/survivor
21
6,1%
I
institutions
19
5,6%
P
friend
9
2,6%
N
other civil society organizations
0
0,0%
D
other (acquaintance, coworkers...)
4
1,2%
X
unknown
3
0,9%
342
100%
total
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Graph no. 5: Persons who contacted the Women's Room for support and assistance
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
victim
family
institutions
friend
other CSO's
other
unknown
According to types of counseling, the most prevalent forms of counseling were phone
counseling – short (32.5%) and counseling in Women’s Room’s premises (27.8%), which represents
the biggest shift from 2008. Other types were phone counseling – long (18.1%), utilized by persons
who are not from Zagreb and its vicinity, hence this represents the only possibility to access
information along with electronic counseling (11.4%). During 2009, we also had a significant number
of text counseling’s/contacts (10.2) used by persons who are not from Zagreb but also by our regular
clients who request additional assistance, for example, while waiting for the court proceedings (Graph
no. 6).
Graph no. 6: Types of counseling provided
face to face
28%
phone - long
18%
e-mail
11%
text message
10%
phone - short
33%
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Thanks to numerous projects and donors of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence, our
work range has significantly increased both in terms of number of persons we assisted and counseling
sessions held. We would like to emphasize development of good practice in cooperation with
representatives of competent institutions, such as police or the Office for Victims' and Witness
Support.
Counseling room and library in the Center for victims of sexual violence
3.4. Publishing
Women's Room published 16 different materials during 2009: one brochure (Don’t Be
Afraid of the Shadow – This Only Means that the Light is Close by), three leaflets (“What to do in
case of sexual violence”, info leaflet “Center for Victims of Sexual Violence” and leaflet for
institutions “Center for Victims of Sexual Violence”), four working cards (“Sexual Harassment versus
Flirting”, “Sexual Harassment”, “Trafficking in Persons”, “Guide for Successful Flirting”), two
posters (“Women’s Room” and “Stop Trafficking in Persons – We are still fighting”), short film about
trafficking in persons “Without Text”, Magazine “Stop Trafficking in Persons – We are still fighting”,
badges “Humans beings are not for sale”, coasters “Why talk about women’s sexuality”, business
cards of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence and notebook “Women’s Room”.
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Brochure:
„Don’t Be Afraid of the Shadow – This Only Means that the Light is Close by “
Don’t Be Afraid of the Shadow – This Only Means that the Light is Close by
Zagreb: Women's room
PHARE 2006. and Embassy of Finland
Leaflets:
1) “What to do in case of sexual violence”
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2) Info leaflet “Center for Victims of Sexual Violence”
3) Leaflet for institutions “Center for Victims of Sexual Violence”
Working Cards:
1) “Sexual Harassment versus Flirting”
2) “Sexual Harassment”
3) “Trafficking in Persons”
4) “Guide for Successful Flirting”
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Posters:
1) Women’s Room
2) “Stop Trafficking in Persons – We are still fighting”
Other materials:
1) Short film about trafficking in persons “Without Text” (Office for Human Rights of the
Government of the Republic of Croatia);
2) Badges “Humans beings are not for sale” (Office for Human Rights of the Government of the
Republic of Croatia);
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3) Coasters (National Foundation for Civil Society Development)
4) Magazine “Stop Trafficking in Persons – We are still fighting”
5) Business cards of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence (City of Zagreb – City Office for
Health, Work, Social Welfare and War Veterans)
6) Notebook “Women’s Room”. (Ministry of Health and Social Welfare)
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3. 5. Public work, networking and lobbying
In 2009, the Women's Room continued with the active work in the areas of networking and
public advocacy, as one of our main activities.
Similar to prior years, great focus was placed on systematic public work through our daily
activities and presence in the media (Attachment no. 3, Chapter 8).
Members of the Women's Room took part in 49 international and local conferences,
meetings, thematic sessions or promotions organized by local and/or international organizations or
governmental bodies.
Additionally, the members of the Women's Room took part in 25 meetings of different
networks, teams, work groups, coalitions, coordination’s and councils.
Media work of the Women's Room was covered 61 times by many newspapers, magazines,
TV and radio shows and portals.
We published 39 articles about our regular activities on Women's Room's website which are
available in Croatian and English languages. We also published 26 texts on our blog, whose authors
are members of Women's Room, our associates and representatives of other civil society
organizations.
During 2009, Women's Room implemented media campaign «STOP Sexual Violence» which
comprised of 62 newspaper ads in daily newspaper and weekly magazines as well as posters on city
light screens in Zagreb.
3.5.1. Networks, teams, work groups, coalitions, councils
The Women's Room is active in several networks (Women's Network of Croatia, Petra
Network, Coalition for Establishing Regional Commission for Identifying and Public Informing on
Facts about War Crimes and Other Gross Violations of Human Rights in former Yugoslavia –
RECOM), and our members participate in working teams (Operational Team for Combating
Trafficking in Persons within the Office for Human Rights of the Government of Croatia), working
groups (Working Group for Development of the Analysis and Action Plan for Combating All Forms
of Violence against Women within the Office for Gender Equality of the Government of Croatia),
coalitions (Civil Coalition «Stop High-Risk Sexual Education), coordination’s (LGBTIQ Coordination
and Zagreb Pride), councils (Council of Youth of the City of Zagreb), and commissions (Commission
for Gender Equality of the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb).
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a) WOMEN'S NETWORK OF CROATIA
Since our founding, the Women's Room has been a member of the Women’s Network of
Croatia. During 2009, Women’s Room’s members took part in the work of WOMEN'S NETWORK
OF CROATIA (WNC) at two actions: event regarding International Women’s Day themed “Church
without politics, politics without preaching” and at the protest in front of the Embassy of Denmark in
Zagreb due to human rights violations of protestors by state institutions during the UN Conference
about climate changes in Copenhagen.
We also participated in two regular meetings of broader coordination of the WNC to define
further plans and activities.
b) PETRA NETWORK
Within PETRA NETWORK, network of nongovernmental organizations that promote
women’s human rights and work on combating trafficking in women and children, members of the
Women's Room attended two regular meetings, and two street actions. We participated in the
European Day of Combating Trafficking in Persons on October 18 and we took part in the street
performance regarding the International Day Against Slavery on December 2. PETRA Network
organized study visit to Switzerland for members of the Network from June 29 to July 4. Along with
representatives of civil society organizations from PETRA Network and similar networks from Bosnia
and Herzegovina and Serbia, study visit was attended by the Deputy Secretary of the National
Committee on Combating Trafficking in Persons and police officer from Department of Organized
Crime. The aim of the visit was to get insight into methods of work of Swiss institutions in combating
trafficking in persons and to establish direct communication of organizations from countries of origin
and destination that work with victims in order to improve assistance, protection and (re)integration of
victims.
c) OPERATIONAL TEAM OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR COMBATING
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
The Women's Room participates in the work of the Operational Team Of The National
Committee For Combating Trafficking In Persons through its representative Dunja Bonacci
Skenderovic, who attended one meeting in 2009. Since our colleague left Women’s Room, we stopped
being directly involved in the Operational Team. Cooperation with the Operational Team and the
National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Persons has been continued through expert
education of Mobile Teams, attended by Maja Vukmanic.
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d) THE WORKING GROUP FOR DEVELOPING ANALYSIS AND PLAN OF ACTION FOR
COMBATING ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
The Working Group For Developing Analysis And Plan Of Action For Combating All
Forms Of Violence Against Women operates within the scope of the Office for Gender Equality of
the Government of Croatia. It consists of 12 members, representatives of competent Ministries, state
bodies and civil society organizations. During 2009, four meetings of the Working Group were held.
Working Group was created in order to develop the Analysis of the Present Situation
Regarding Violence Against Women, emphasizing all forms of violence, except for domestic violence;
the Action Plan for Combating of All Forms of Violence Against Women; and the Code of Conduct in
Case of Sexual Violence.
a) Development of the Analysis of the Present Situation Regarding Violence Against Women
Each member of the Working Group has a task of collecting as many relevant data as possible,
including statistical data about different forms of violence against women, existing mechanisms of
victims’ protection, specific educations, etc. Since the analysis has been developing for the past three
years, each year data has been changed and updated. Analysis of the present situation has reached its
final phase and it will be finalized at the beginning of 2010, after small changes get introduced.
b) Development of the Action Plan for Combating of All Forms of Violence Against Women
So far, the Working Group was largely focused on development of the Code of Conduct in
Case of Sexual Violence and the text of the Analysis of Present Situation. However, parallel to this,
notes and proposals were taken regarding development of the Action Plan. Main areas and basic
framework of the proposal have been defined, and its completion is expected during 2010.
c) Development of the Code of Conduct in Case of Sexual Violence
The development of the Code of Conduct in Case of Sexual Violence was finalized and it was
forwarded to the Office for Gender Equality on March 18, 2009. In regards to the final version of the
Code from 2008, Working Group introduced few changes into the Code, which are expected with
changes of the Law on Criminal Proceedings. This final version was sent to the Office for Gender
Equality. So far, the Code has not been sent to competent Ministries and bodies for opinion.
.
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e) CIVIL COALITION «STOP HIGH-RISK SEXUAL EDUCATION»
Women's Room participates in the Civil Coalition «Stop High-Risk Sexual Education»,
through attendance on meetings, as well as through implementation of joint activities. The Coalition
was founded in January 2007 with the goal to prevent the implementation of the experimental program
of health education of the Association GROZD in elementary and high schools because of the
discriminatory, unscientific and anti-constitutional parts of their program.
Ministry of Science, Education and Sport stopped the implementation of further activities
related to sexual, or health education after the implementation of the experimental program of health
education during 2008 in nine elementary and five high schools, and after the evaluation that showed
there were no reasons for introducing proposed programs of health education in elementary and high
schools. At the meeting of the Civil Coalition, attended by Dalibor Stanic, it was concluded that the
Coalition has achieved its first goal: to stop experimental implementation of content related to the area
of human sexuality within the scope of health education. However, Coalition is left with two other
aims: influence abolition of ineffective public policy of reproductive and sexual health and rights of
youth implemented by the Government of Croatia in the past few years, and ensuring implementation
of standardized educational program about human sexuality based on scientific facts and in
accordance with the international conventions and charters. Consequently, during 2009, association
CESI organized lobbying actions for reproductive and sexual rights and health of youth. Women's
Room's members Dalibor Stanic and Antonija Hojt participated in these actions.
f) LGBTIQ COORDINATION OF CROATIA
During 2009, LGBTIQ Coordination did not organize any meetings. Mailing list served for
exchange of information that primarily included current activities (for example, organizing different
events) of specific organizations while unfortunately there were no joint activities organized.
g) YOUTH COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB
The City Assembly of Zagreb established Youth Council Of The City Of Zagreb as an
advisory body to the City Assembly whose aim is to actively include youth in the public life of the
City of Zagreb. Council is comprised of fifteen members, including Maja Vukmanic, member of
Women's Room. During 2009, Maja Vukmanic participated in four sessions on issues of importance
for functioning of the Youth Council and areas of work of the City Assembly that are relevant for
youth. In December 2009, Youth Council Of The City Of Zagreb organized conference “ Employing
youth in the Republic of Croatia”. All representatives of the Youth Council Of The City Of Zagreb
attended conference and “Zagreb Charter” was adopted and signed by all attendees. This Charter is a
result of the need for successful integration of youth in the workforce and desire of the Youth Council
to actively contribute to the increase of employment rate among youth in the Republic of Croatia.
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h) COMISSION FOR GENDER EQUALITY OF THE CITY ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY OF
ZAGREB
Coordinator of Women's Room, Maja Mamula, was elected in 2009 as a representative of civil
society to the Commission For Gender Equality Of The City Assembly Of The City Of Zagreb.
She participated in the work of the second session held on November 18, 2009 focused on the budget
of the City of Zagreb for 2010.
i) REKOM
Coalition for Establishing Regional Commission for Identifying and Public Informing on
Facts about War Crimes and Other Gross Violations of Human Rights in former Yugoslavia is
regional coalition of associations of victims, nongovernmental organizations and individuals who
advocate for establishment of inter-state and independent commission which would establish and
publicly announce facts about war crimes and other gross violations of human rights in former
Yugoslavia, including revealing destinies of missing persons and identifying their remains. Women’s
Room has participated in the Coalition since 2008. We joined this Coalition because we believe that
peace processes are one of the primary forms of prevention of violence in general, hence also violence
against women, and also because we hold that such coalitions contribute to development of more
tolerant and non-discriminatory society which accepts diversity.
In May 2009, we organized, in front of the Coalition, and in cooperation with other women's
civil society organizations, consultations for women's organizations, women politicians and women
journalists on the national level. More than 50 women participated in consultations. Apart from
introducing REKOM's mandate, the main aim of consultations was including war rape as war crime to
REKOM's mandate, which was achieved. In 2010, we plan to participate in the operative planning and
preparation of campaign for collecting million signatures for REKOM in former Yugoslavia.
3.5.2. Media presence
Due to specific area of Women's Room's focus, it is important to inform as many people as
possible about problems of sexual violence, importance of sexual rights, as well as work on promotion
of gender equality, combating discrimination against women, sexual and gender minorities, and
victims of sexual violence.
We try to achieve systematic media presence through contacts with representatives of media,
but also through our web site (www.zenskasoba.hr) which is regularly updated, and though our blog,
which was started in May 2009 thanks to the offer of Vecernji list (http://blog.vecernji.hr/zenskasoba).
During 2009, our work was covered 61 times (more details in the Attachment 3 – Chapter 8.
Media Presence).
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Our texts, comments and interviews were published in 11 daily newspapers, weekly and
monthly magazines (e.g. Vecernji list «Cooperation between Women’s Room – Center for Sexual
Rights and the Office for Victims’ and Witness Support” June 15; Jutarnji list «Violence against
women – syndrome of abused woman», November 26).
We participated in 7 TV shows (e.g. HRT 1, show Reporters “Violence against women – work
of Women’s Room”, April 4; HRT1, show Open “National Day against Violence against Women”,
September 21; TV Jadran, show Censorship “Gender-based Violence, November 27).
Members of Women’s Room participated in 7 radio shows (e.g. radio Narona, show Women
about women “Work of Women’s Room and combating trafficking in persons”, February 18; HR1,
evening program “Work of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence”, July 28).
Numerous portals published information about the Women's Room's activities and our
comments about the current situation. Different texts about our work were published 36 times (Graph
no. 7).
Graph no. 7: Media Presence of Women's Room in 2009
newspapers
18%
TV
11%
portals
60%
radio
11%
There were 39 articles published on website of Women's Room, available in Croatian and
English languages. This is the way through which we attempt to inform all interested persons about
regular activities implemented by Women's Room.
Women's Room's blog was launched on May 13, 2009 on website of Vecernji list. Editor of
the blog is Paula Zore and there were 26 published texts about activism, feminism, sexual violence,
rights of sexual minorities, rights of victims of sexual violence, sexual harassment, medically assisted
conception, women's sexuality and similar topics. Authors of texts were: Maja Mamula, Voljana
Kapelina, Iva Prskalo, Dalibor Stanic, Ana Ergovic Kuzmanovic, Maja Vukmanic, Lepa Mladenovic,
Jasna Belamaric and Nina Zore. Some of these texts were posted on portals ZaMir and Libela. Within
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the scope of the blog, we attempted to react to current violations and endangering women's human
rights, but also familiarize readers with topics such as activism, feminism and other.
In July 2009, Women's Room started media campaign «STOP Sexual Violence» which
included 60 newspaper ads in daily newspapers and weekly magazines as well as posters on the city
light screens in Zagreb. Campaign was implemented in cooperation with the best Croatian design and
marketing agencies, including Fingere, Imago, McCann Erickson, Reber, and Sesnic&Turkovic. These
agencies offered free graphic solutions focused on combating sexual violence. Media sponsors were
Europapress Holding (EPH) and Vecernji list. The aim of this campaign was to raise public awareness
about problems of sexual violence and abuse. Total of 62 ads were published in Vecernji list (30 ads),
Jutarnji list (27 ads), Globus (1 ad), Cosmopolitan (1 ad), Arena (1 ad), Grazia (1 ad) and Gloria (1
ad).
On November 27, 2009, ad agency Imago was awarded bronze in the category of creative use
of media for interactive print ad for Women's Room. This was the largest European award ceremony
for creative work in media “Eurobest”, held in the Amsterdam, Netherlands, where more than 4000
works from 35 countries competed. This is the first award for Croatia on such prestigious European
festival. Congratulations!
The Council of Europe and Vecernji list financially supported campaign, and company Lumos
coordinated organization.
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3.6. The Women's Room's Organizational Development
Apart from building our capacities and educating other civil society organizations, we have been
regularly investing in additional expert education of members of Working Team. During 2009,
members of the Working Team participated in 15 different educations in order to improve our work.
Along with educations related to counseling work, Women’s Room Team was educated in the field of
volunteer management in order to include as many young people as possible in our work, but also to
share out long-term experience and possibilities of learning through practical work.
Apart from educations, all members participated in 7 workshops for team building and
strengthening organizational values, which resulted in the new five-year Strategic Plan for the period
2010 through 2014. This plan was completed in December and it defines two main areas of Women’s
Room’s work:
1. Sexual violence
2. Protection of human rights with focus on women's human rights
In March 2009, assembly was held where new Coordination Team and Management
Committee were elected (Attachment no.1.).
In addition to aims defined by existing statute, Assembly accepted new aim related to
empowerment of youth in struggle against sex, gender and sexual discrimination.
Training for volunteers of the Center for Victims
Women’s Room, April, 2009
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4
F I N A N C I A L
W O M E N ' S
R E P O R T
R O O M
O F
F O R
T H E
2 0 0 9
During 2009, Women's Room implemented 18 programs and projects. Donors of the Women's
Room were: Embassy of Finland in Zagreb, Global Fund for Women, The City of Zagreb – City
Office for Health, Work, Social Welfare and War Veterans, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,
Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, National Foundation for Civil Society Development,
Embassy of Norway in Zagreb, European Commission, United Nations Development Programme,
Office for Human Rights of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Office for Gender Equality of
the Government of the Republic of Croatia, and Vecernji list. Private donors were our long-term friend
Diana de Vegh and Mirjana Kacavenda.
The Women's Room's revenues and expenditures for 2009 are presented in tables 4 and 5 and
graphs 8 and 9 below:
Table no 4: The Women's Room's Revenue in 2009
br.
Revenue
HRK
01.
Revenue in 2008
265.687,00
02.
European Commission - PHARE 2006.
449.121,82
03.
Global Fund for Women
106.783,80
04.
National Foundation for Civil Society Development
277.740,00
05.
Embassy of Finland
115.014,63
06.
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
84.000,00
07.
Ministry of Science, Education and Sport
50.000,00
08.
Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of
35.000,00
Croatia
09.
Office for Human Rights of the Government of the Republic of Croatia
30.000,00
10.
The City of Zagreb – City Office for Health, Work, Social Welfare and
24.770,00
War Veterans
11.
UNDP
14.272,65
12.
Documenta
17.455,85
13.
Mirjana Kacavenda
14.
Interests and other financial revenue
2.777,25
11.907,00
Total Revenue
Volunteer work
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1.484.530,00
635 hours
34
Graph no 6: The Women's Room's Revenue in 2009
Local legal
entities
0,19%
Other revenue
1,98%
Revenue from
2008
17,90%
International
donors
46,16%
Local donors
33,78%
Table no 4: The Women's Room's Expenditures in 2009
no.
EXPENDITURES
HRK
1. PROGRAM COSTS
1
Program staff
420.192,27
2
Program activities
361.283,00
Total
1.003.020,87
2. INDIRECT COSTS
1
Administrative staff
2
Rent and utilities
23.979,00
3
Communication
35.269,00
4
Administrative
28.158,00
5
Equipment and maintenance
42.556,40
6
Other
12.283,73
105.811,00
Total
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
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248.057,13
1.251.078,00
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Graph no 9: The Women's Room's Expenditures in 2009
Indirect costs
20%
Program costs
80%
Total revenue of Women's Room for 2009 were 1.484.530,00 HRK, expenditures amounted to
1.251.078,00 kn. The remaining amount of 233.452,00 HRK will be used for expenditures in 2010.
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5. FUTURE
PLANS
FOR
DIRECTIONS
–
WOMEN'S ROOM'S
DEVELOPMENT
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights will continue during the next year with systematic
work on making Croatian society free from patriarchy, discrimination and gender-based violence. We
strive for society in which everyone will have equal opportunity regardless of their gender, sex, age,
religion, nationality, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Our goal is creating society in which individual
choices will be basic values. With the aim of achieving equal rights and opportunities for all citizens,
Women’s Room will continue its numerous activities, empowering women, institutions and public,
educating youth and civil society organizations, research, publishing and systematic advocacy aimed
at positive changes.
Center for Victims of Sexual Violence has worked in its full capacity during 2009 thanks to the
project financed by the European Commission. This project enabled us to focus on provision of
support and assistance to persons who survived some form of sexual violence and persons close to
them. We strengthened recognition of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence among relevant state
institutions, civil society organizations and the wider public. As an example of exceptional
cooperation we would like to emphasize the Office for Victims’ and Witness Support created at the
Criminal County Court in Zagreb. Cooperation with the Office brought changes in regards to
beneficiaries of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence. As a result, during 2009, we experienced
increase in the number of clients who reported sexual violence and participated in the court
proceedings.
Despite competence and expertise of the team of Center for Victims of Sexual Violence
regarding assistance and support for victims of sexual violence, we included a large number of
volunteers in the Center, who completed specialized education adjusted to Center’s needs. We are
continuing with building recognition of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence among main
stakeholders needed for introduction of legislative changes related to protection of victims of sexual
violence in the court.
In regards to providing indirect assistance to persons who survived sexual violence, we are
continuing with participation in the Working Group for Development of the Analysis and Plan of
Action for Combating all Forms of Violence against Women and systematic lobbying for adoption of
the Code of Conduct in Case of Sexual Violence as a mandatory document for all relevant institutions.
Furthermore, we implemented media campaign “STOP Sexual Violence” which has contributed to the
visibility of the Women’s Room and the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence, resulted in increased
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number of clients, and turned the attention of public to the existence and prevalence of all forms of
sexual violence.
During next year, Women's Room will place emphasis on research, which is extremely rare in
the area of sexual violence. We are planning to conduct research «Protection of Rights and Providing
Assistance to Victims/Witnesses of Domestic Violence» in cooperation with the Office for Gender
Equality and to map civil society organizations that provide specialized services to women victims of
violence thanks to funds of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development. Data and results
of the research will be used as guidelines for improving work of civil society organizations with
women victims of violence in accordance with Recommendations of the Council of Europe.
We will continue with educational program for which the Women's Room is recognized
among civil society organizations, relevant institutions and wider public about gender based violence,
rights of sexual and gender minorities and trafficking in persons with the emphasis on sexual
exploitation.
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WE
WOULD LIKE
TO THANK
Work of Women’s Room in 2009 was supported by:
Embassy of Finland in Zagreb, Global Fund for Women, The City of Zagreb – City Office for Health,
Work, Social Welfare and War Veterans, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ministry of Science,
Education and Sport, National Foundation for Civil Society Development, Embassy of Norway in
Zagreb, European Commission, United Nations Development Programme, Office for Human Rights of
the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the
Republic of Croatia, and Vecernji list.
We express our gratitude to Diana de Vegh, long-term supporter of Women's Room. She has been
giving us strength through her support and love, and made us feel that our work is recognized outside
of Croatia.
We would like to thank Mirjana Kacavenda for recognizing our work as worth supporting.
We would like to thank Jasna Belamaric for regular supply of books, positive energy, support and
large amounts of laughter.
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6. ATTACHMENTS
Attachment 1:
List of Women's Room's members, members of the Management
Committee and Coordination Team during 2009
Members of Women's Room (regular): Maja Mamula, Maja Vukmanic, Paula Zore, Dalibor
Stanic, Jelena Postic, Voljana Kapelina, Ida Samanovic, Ksenija Maslo, Dunja Bonacci
Skenderovic, Jasna Belamaric, Miroslava Djuretek, Ivana Dijanic Plasc, Lada Bonacci, Iva
Zegura, Koraljka Vlajo, Nera Komaric, Petra Cus, Slobodanka Postic, Vanja Ostric, Iva Prskalo
and Antonija Hojt.
Members of Women's Rooom (associated): Rada Boric, Djuro Vandjura, Ivana Jurisic, Sinisa
Vujic, Asja Zenko, Amir Hodzic, Maja Kolega, Ingrid Marton, Ula Marton, Sanja Milivojevic,
Boris Krstinic and Jelena Levak.
Women's Room's Management Committee members:
M A Zeljka Jelavic, ethnologist, president of the Center for Women's Studies
Sanja Cesar, psychologist, CESI
Neda Pavic, lawyer, Deputy County Prosecutors Office in Zagreb
Vesna Majher, member of the City Assembly
mr. sci. Vanja Ratkovic, physicist, main editor of GEO Croatia
Members of the Coordination Team of Women's Room
1. Maja Mamula, President of the Coordination Team (person entitled to represent the
organization)
2. Maja Vukmanic, Coordinator of the Center for Victims of Sexual Violence (person
entitled to represent the organization)
3. Paula Zore, Financial and Office Manager (person entitled to represent the
organization)
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Attachment 2:
List of Women's Room's Volunteers and Volunteer Hours in 2009
Name
Jelena Postic
Dalibor Stanic
Voljana Kapelina
Jasna Belamaric
Ivana Begic
Sinisa Vujic
Miroslava Djuretek
Koraljka Vlajo
Ivana Baltic
Nina Vladovic
Lada Bonacci
Mateja Popov
Josipa Topolko
Mensura Juranovic
Nikolina Zore
Mirela Cokesic
Sanela Kovac
Djuro Vandjura
Boris Krstinic
Damir Vukmanic
Sandra Kapelina
Marija Sbutega
Marina Milkovic
Vanja Ostric
Marija Lokin
Latica Mirjanic
Lana Penezic
Marlena Mijic
Ankica Katava
Ivana Cindric
Dajana Jurincic
Numerous volunteers that assisted us
with all our public events and activities
Total:
Number of
volunteer hours
90
80
40
40
30
20
20
20
20
20
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
10
10
10
10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
50
635
We would also like to thank everyone who is not mentioned here and has been helping us with
numerous projects and generously offered their time and energy.
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Attachment 3: Women's Room Activities in 2009
Women’s Room’s Activities in 2009.
1. Women `s room education delivered to nongovernmental organizations: lectures, workshops,
seminars
Number of
Where
Topic
When
For whom
participants
Thermae,
Civil society organizations
Four day training: Specialized
28.05. 27
Jezercica
training for civil society
31.05.
organizations to improve
service delivery to victims of
sexual violence, and for
monitoring public policy on
combating sexual violence
Delfin,
For team members of „Delfin“
Two day training: Physical and 11. - 12.07.
12
Pakrac
Pakrac
psychological consequences of
sexual violence
Batumi,
Representatives of civil society
2nd Georgian Feminist
24.07. 25
Georgia
organizations (organized by
Summer School
01.08.
Women's Political Resource
(Discrimination against
Center)
women, CEDOW, feminist
principles, women association)
Hotel
Civil society organizations
Follow up training:
23.11.
13
Palace,
Specialized training for civil
Zagreb
society organizations to
improve service delivery to
victims of sexual violence, and
for monitoring public policy
on combating sexual violence
Kosovo,
Representatives of civil society
Five day training: Women's
12. - 16.12.
25
Pristina
organizations from Kosovo,
sexuality and sexual Rights
Serbia and Montenegro
(Organized by the Kvinna till
Kvinna)
TOTAL = 5
T= 102
2. Women’s Room educations for relevant institutions – lectures, workshops, seminars
Where
For whom
Topic
When
Military base
Croatia, Zagreb
Ministry of Defense (organized by
the Office for Human Rights of
Croatian Government )
Lecture: Trafficking in
human beings in
Afghanistan
16.01.
Number of
participants
30
Hotel Palace,
Zagreb
Ministry of Interior - Zagreb Police
Department Government of the
Republic of Croatia
Training: Zero tolerance
towards sexual violence
27.02.
20
Andrija
Stampar School
of Public
health, Zagreb
Postgraduate professional study of
school health
Lecture: Sexual assault
25.03.
9
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42
I. high school,
Osijek
Silba
Professors and their associates of
high school
Education of medical practitioners
Thermae,
Jezercica
Representatives of institutions and
civil society organizations from
Croatia
Forum of City
of Zagreb
For representatives of institutions
and civil society organizations
dealing with mental health, sexual
therapy and women's rights
(Women's Room, in collaboration
with the Croatian society for sex
therapy and the Women's Forum
SDP)
Training for representatives of
institutions and civil society
organizations dealing with mental
health
Organized by Delfin - Pakrac for
members of the multidisciplinary
team for combating trafficking in
Pozesko - Slavonska County
Women's
Room,
Zagreb
Hotel Thermae,
Jezercica
Hotel Thermae,
Jezercica
Networks of cooperation of
governmental institutions and
nongovernmental organizations
against sexual violence, organized
by Women's Room
Hotel Thermae,
Jezercica
Organized by SOS telephone line
Virovitica, for group of
representatives from relevant
government agencies
17th Annual Conference of
Croatian psychologists
Symposium of the Section of
Psychology of Sexuality
Hotel Le
Meridien Lav,
Split
Hotel Le
Meridien Lav,
Split
Hotel Le
Meridien Lav,
Split
17th Annual Conference of
Croatian psychologists
Symposium of the Section of
Psychology of Sexuality
17th Annual Conference of
Croatian psychologists
Symposium of the Section of
Psychology of Sexuality
Training : Implementation
of prevention program
against sexual violence into
schools
Sexual health
Sexual violence
Two day training:
Establishing crosssectoral cooperation in
combating
sexual violence
The new concept of female
sexual dysfunctions
25.04.
20
06.06.
20
19. 20.06.
31
03.07.
49
05.07.
9
Lecture: Trafficking in
human beings and sexual
violence - Protocol of
conduct in case of sexual
Violence
8th meeting of the
Network; topics:
Protocol of conduct in
case of sexual violence,
contemporary trends in
the protection of victims'
rights, sexual harassment
Lecture: Sexual violence
- The situation in Croatia
04.09.
16
23. 24.10.
21
24.10.
15
The problem of
infertility and the limits
of liability of the
psychological profession
(Samanovic, I.,
Belamaric, J., Kapelina,
V. i Rogale Plazonic, K.)
Post - traumatic stress
disorder in rape victims
(Arbanas, G. i Mamula, M.)
13.11.
95
13.11.
95
Experience in working with
victims of sexual violence
(Samanovic, I.)
13.11.
95
“Medicalization of sexual
health”
Lecturer:
Leonore Tiefer
Training: Women's sexual
health
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
43
Hotel Le
Meridien Lav,
Split
17th Annual Conference of
Croatian psychologists
Symposium of the Section of
Psychology of Sexuality
Center for victims of sexual
violence: Specificity in the
work (Dijanic Plasc, I.,
Mamula, M., Vukmanic, M.
and Prskalo, I.)
13.11.
TOTAL = 15
95
T= 620
3. Women’s Room educations for university, high school and elementary school students
For whom
Topic
When
Number of
participants
Home for Children A.
Workshop : Prevention of Trafficking in
05.02.
14
G. Matos, Zagreb
human beings
Home for the
education of children
Workshop : Prevention of Trafficking in
10.02.
20
and adolescents,
human beings
Zagreb
Home for Children I.
Workshop : Prevention of Trafficking in
25.02.
12
G. Kovacic, Zagreb
human beings
1. Introductory lecture - sexuality
10.03.
21
University of Zagreb,
Croatian Studies,
Department of
Psychology
University of Osijek
Faculty of
Philosophy,
Department of
Psychology
2. Defining sexology
17.03.
22
3. The most renown research 1
24.03.
21
4. The most renown research 2
31.03.
27
5. Methods of investigation of human
sexuality and ethical principles
07.04.
21
6. Theories of Sexuality
14.04.
15
7. Intercultural differences 1
21.04.
22
8. Sex and Gender
05.05.
12
9. Sexual Rights
12.05.
21
10. Sexuality in the life cycle: people of the
third age
19.05.
17
11. Sexual health and sexual problems
26.05.
14
12. Sexual violence
02.06.
20
13. Sexual variations
09.06.
16
14. Recent trends in sexology
16.06.
19
1. Sex and Gender
13.03.
(268)
33
2. Sexuality and sex and gender
03.04.
30
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44
3. Providing psychosocial help according to
sex and gender
17.04.
24
4. Gender-based violence, sexual violence
08.05.
18
5. Behind gender - Transgender
22.05.
14
Economic gymnasium,
Vukovar
Workshop: Implementation of Prevention
program against sexual violence
26.03.
(119)
15
Economic gymnasium,
Vukovar
Technical High
School Nikola Tesla,
Vukovar
Technical High
School Nikola Tesla,
Vukovar
Primary school
Gustava Krkleca,
Zagreb
Primary school Antuna
Augustincica, Zagreb
Workshop: Implementation of prevention
program against sexual violence
26.03.
14
26.03.
8
Workshop: Implementation of prevention
program against sexual violence
26.03.
17
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
03.04.
19
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
23.04.
12
1. Lecture: Introducing the work of Women's
Room
16.04.
20
2. Full day training: Feminism,gender based
violence
17.04.
20
3. Full day training: Sexual and gender
minorities, sexual violence
18.04.
18
4. Lecture: Sexual violence
20.04.
20
5. Lecture: Fundamentals of advisory work
22.04.
20
6. Lecture: Feminist principles of care; Basics
advisory work
24.04.
20
7. Lecture: Principles of feminist work 2
27.04.
19
8. Workshop: Work on specific cases of
sexual violence
29.04.
20
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
24.09.
(157)
10
02.10.
24
06.10.
12
07.10.
16
Course: Psychology
of sex and gender
Training for
volunteers
(students of relevant
faculties)
Classical Gymnasium,
Zagreb
Classical Gymnasium,
Zagreb
Classical Gymnasium,
Zagreb
Classical Gymnasium,
Zagreb
Workshop: Implementation of prevention
program against sexual violence
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
45
Classical
Gymnasium, Zagreb
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
1. Sexology and sexuality
12.10.
26
16.10.
26
2. Theories of sexuality, cross-cultural
differences
30.10.
27
3. Sexuality through the life cycle, sexual
rights
04.11.
28
Course: Psychology
of Sexuality
4. Sexual health and sexual variation
05.12.
Classical
Gymnasium, Zagreb
Classical
Gymnasium, Zagreb
Gymnasium of Titusa
Brezovackog, Zagreb
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Social
Work, Faculty of Law
University of Zagreb
Faculty of
Philosophy,
Department of
Sociology
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Social
Work, Faculty of Law
Center for Children,
Youth and Family,
Velika Gorica
Training for
volunteers
(Student of relevant
faculties)
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
Workshop: Prevention of trafficking in
human beings
Lecture: Sexual violence
20.10.
27
(108)
9
26.10.
19
19.11.
52
25.11.
75
Lecture: Sexual violence
25.11.
22
Lecture: Gender based violence
04.12.
69
Workshop: TRAFFICKING - Unknown
underground trafficking in women and girls
04.12.
31
1. Lecture: Basics advisory work
07.12.
16
2. Workshop: Police acting in case of sexual
violence; Gender based Violence
09.12.
15
3. Training: Feminism, sexual and gender
minorities, psychological consequences of
sexual violence
11.12.
14
12.12.
16
University Osijek
Faculty of
Philosophy,
Department of
Psychology
4. Training: The basis of the advisory work,
feminist principles of care, initial
conversations with victims of sexual violence
(61)
TOTAL = 56
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
T = 1209
46
4. Public and other lectures, round tables (organized by Women’s Room or were invited as
speakers)
Organization/
Number of
Where
Topic
Lecturer
When
audience
participants
EU Info
Presentation of the NGO
Office for
36 organizations
17.02.
36
centre
financed by the PHARE
Cooperation with
/ associations
2006: Enabling the active NGO`s, Croatian
that have been
contribution of civil
Government
granted the
society in the prePHARE
accession process
program, from
the Women`s
Room - Maja
Vukmanic
SDP, Zagreb
Gender equality
Women's Forum
Maja Mamula
17.02.
19
SDP
SDP Novi Zagreb
Public library,
Gender based violence /
Organized by
Maja Mamula
20.02.
75
Daruvar
sexual violence
public library;
Audience:
general public
(90% women)
Jezercica Donja Stubica
Subject of training: The
political participation of
women in positions of
decision-making and
power
Theme Lecture: Gender
based violence
Delfin - Center
for Support and
Development of
Civil Society
For
representatives of
political parties
and civil society
organizations of
Pozesko slavonska County
Maja Mamula
01.03.
16
Cinema Europe
From Pain to Power Women changing the
paradigm of the victim,
lecturer - Eve Ensler
Center for
Women's Studies,
Women's Room,
Center for
Women War
Victims;
Audience:
general public
(90% women)
Maja Mamula,
Voljana
Kapelina, Mirna
Zolic, Paula
Zore
02.04.
250
Puppet Theatre,
Zagreb
Theatre play: The Vagina
Monologues
Voljana
Kapelina, Iva
Prskalo, Paula
Zore
02.04.
300
Center for
Women's
Studies,
Women's
Room, Center
for Women
War Victims;
Audience:
general public
(90% women)
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47
Hotel
Dubrovnik,
Zagreb
Round Table: The
abolition of stereotypes
and discrimination
against women - Sexual
violence in the legal
procedures in Croatia
The new concept of
female sexual dysfunction
Forum of City
of Zagreb
Medicalization of sexual
health
Hotel Lav,
Vukovar
Round Table: Sexual
violence - introduction the
institutions of Vukovarsko
- srijemska county with
the problem
Round Table: The
need for standardized
protocol of treatment in
case of sexual violence
Family center,
Virovitica
Military base
Croatia
Lecture: How to
identify victims of
trafficking?
Hotel Le
Meridien Lav,
Split
Round Table: Two
cornerstones in dealing
with women victims of
violence - institutional
and non-institutional
assistance and support
Lecture: The system
of combating trafficking
in human beings in the
Republic of Croatia
Judicial
Academy
Hotel Sheraton,
Zagreb
Round Table: Sexual
abuse - need for
standardization of
practices on the occasion
of the International Day
Against Violence Against
Women
B.a.B.e.
general public
(90% women)
Maja Vukmanic
08.06.
40
Women's
Room,
Croatian
Society for
Sex Therapy,
Women's
Forum of SDP
Women's
Room,
Women's
Association
Vukovar
Women's
Room and
S.O.S.
telephone line
Virovitica
Office for
Human Rights
of the Croatian
Government
Leonore Tiefer
03.07.
52
Maja Mamula,
Maja Vukmanic
22.09.
18
Maja Mamula,
Maja Vukmanic
Desa Kolesaric,
Irena Sarta
09.10.
14
Luka Madjeric,
Zlatko Kostic,
Maja Vukmanic
11.11.
40
Maja Mamula,
Ivana Dijanic
Plasc
14.11.
12
Zlatko Kostic,
Maja Buksa,
Natali Novak
Kostic, Maja
Vukmanic
Maja Mamula,
Irena Sarta,
Neda Pavic,
Ana Ergovic
Kuzmanovic
17.11.
22
24.11.
26
17th annual
conference of
Croatian
psychologists
Office for
Human Rights
of Croatian
Government
Organized by:
Women's
Room and the
Commission
for Gender
Equality of the
City of
Zagreb;
Participants:
representatives
of relevant
institutions
and civil
society
organizations
TOTAL = 14
T = 920
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Organizer
5. Additional education of Women’s Room team
Topic
When
Women's Room
(Thermae Jezercica)
Organizational development values of the organization
Youth Council of Zagreb
Training for members of the
Youth Council on youth policy at
local level
Women's Room
Cultural Centre Tresnjevka
Volunteer Centre Zagreb
Women's Room
Volunteer Centre Zagreb
Women's Room
Office for human rights of
the Croatian Government,
the Ministry of Interior and
the Ministry of Health and
Social Care
Youth Council of Zagreb
Volunteer Centre Zagreb
Jasenka Pregrad
Homa d.o.o.
Culture Center Tresnjevka
CESI
PETRA network
The specifics of working with
adolescent population on the topic
of sexual violence
Education for Educators leadership skills workshop
Education of volunteer
management cycle
Module I
Exceptional Election Assembly
Education of volunteer
management cycle
Module II
The specifics of working with
adolescent population on the topic
of sexual violence
Training members of the mobile
teams in accordance with the
Protocol for the identification,
assistance and protection to
victims of trafficking
EU funds and preparation of
projects
Education of volunteer
management cycle
Module III
Introductory experiential
workshop of gestalt therapy
Media in the community - a
community in the media
“Fundamentals of communication
with the media and preparing
communications materials for the
community”
Advocacy for sexual and
reproductive rights of young
people
Suppression of trafficking in
human beings - study visit to
Switzerland
19. - 20.01.
Participants
Women's Room team:
Maja Mamula, Maja
Vukmanic, Dunja Bonacci
Skenderovic and Paula Zore
23. - 24.01.
Maja Vukmanic
23.02.
26.01. - 30.01.
Women's Room team:
Maja Mamula,
Maja Vukmanic, Paula Zore,
Dalibor Stanic, Iva Prskalo
Maja Vukmanic
11.03. - 12.03.
Iva Prskalo
19.03.
12 members of the Women's
Room
16.04. - 17.04.
Iva Prskalo
16.04.
Women's Room team:
Maja Mamula, Maja
Vukmanic, Paula Zore,
Dalibor Stanic, Iva Prskalo
11. - 12. 05.
Maja Vukmanic
13.05.
Maja Vukmanic
18. - 19.05.
Iva Prskalo
30. - 31.05.
Iva Prskalo
02. - 03.06.
Maja Vukmanic
25. - 28. 06.
Dalibor Stanic,
Antonija Hojt
29.06. - 04.07.
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49
Women's Room
Women's Room
Women's Room
Women's Room
(Thermae Jezercica)
UNDP,
Zagreb
Mama Cash, Anti
Trafficking Center,
Belgrade
Women's Room team :
Maja Mamula, Maja
Vukmanic, Paula Zore,
Dalibor Stanic, Iva Prskalo,
Voljana Kapelina, Ksenija
Maslo
Women's Room team:
Maja Mamula, Maja
Vukmanic, Paula Zore,
Dalibor Stanic, Iva Prskalo
Women's Room team: Maja
Mamula, Maja Vukmanic,
Paula Zore, Dalibor Stanic,
Iva Prskalo, Voljana Kapelina
Maja Mamula, Maja
Vukmanic, Paula Zore
Organizational values
06.07.
Strategic development of
Women's Room
16. - 17.07.
Team Building
21.07.
Organizational development and
operating plan 2010th
Supporting witnesses and victims
of crimes in Croatia
02. - 03.09.
07.10.
Maja Vukmanic
Training : Countering violence
16. - 17.10.
Maja Vukmanic
Women's Room
(Thermae Jezercica)
Strategic planning Women's
Room
19.12. - 20.12.
Women's Room
Meeting of the Steering
Committee
21.12.
Women's Room
Team building
22.12.
Women's Room team :
Maja Mamula, Maja
Vukmanic, Paula Zore,
Dalibor Stanic, Iva Prskalo,
Jasna Belamaric
Zeljka Jelavic, Sanja Cesar,
Maja Mamula, Maja
Vukmanic, Paula Zore,
Dalibor Stanic
Women's Room team: Maja
Mamula, Maja Vukmanic,
Paula Zore, Dalibor Stanic,
Iva Prskalo, Voljana Kapelina
TOTAL = 23
Where
SDP, Zagreb
Forum of City of
Zagreb
KIC,
Zagreb
6. Conferences, promotions, networking, public actions
Organizer
Topic
When
Council for Human
Religious Freedom Day
26.01.
Rights, civil society
and religious
freedom of SDP
City Department of
Social policy of the City of
27.01.
Health, Labor and
Zagreb
Social Security and
Veterans
KIC- Cultural and
Information Center
The development of
feminism in Croatia (a film
about Mary Juric-Zagorka
and discussions)
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
06.02.
Participants
Maja Mamula
Maja Mamula
Paula Zore,
Iva Prskalo,
Mirna Zolic
50
Library Bogdan
Ogrizovic,
Zagreb
Library Bogdan
Ogrizovic
Presentation of the book
Hannah Arendt intellectual biography
13.02.
Paula Zore
Center for Women's
Studies, Zagreb
Center for Women's
Studies
Lecture : Women in
diplomacy
19.02.
Paula Zore
Journalist`s Home,
Zagreb
Office for Gender
Equality of the
Croatian
Government
What can I do to increase
the political representation
of women at the local
level?
20.02.
Maja Vukmanic,
Mirna Zolic
GORD Dalj
B.a.B.e.
GORD Dalj
05.03.
Mirna Zolic
Hotel Arcotel,
Zagreb
Civil society
organization Blue
Phone
Daphne
Round Table:
Discrimination and the
prohibition of
discrimination
Round Table:
Civilian link
20.03.
Iva Prskalo
International Conference:
Ways of implementing the
EU Directives on violence
against women, children
and youth: Good practices
and recommendations
Presentation of cooperation
between City department of
labor, health, social welfare
and war veterans and civil
society organizations
The vaccine against HPV: a
genuine concern for the
health of young people,
license for sex or ...?
Do women have their day
of victory?
Women traumatic
memories and narratives of
resistance
Psycho-socio-economic
program for survivors of
sexual violence in
Democratic Republic
Congo
Women's health
20. - 22. 03.
Maja Mamula
30.04.
Mirna Zolic
07.05.
Voljana Kapelina
8. - 9.05.
Paula Zore
15. - 24. 05.
Maja Mamula
28.05.
Iva Prskalo
Week of civil society
organizations
02.06.
Iva Prskalo,
volunteers of
Women's Room
Round Table:
Women's health
Asylum Policy of
Croatian and integration
of asylum seekers
08.06.
Iva Prskalo
23.06.
Iva Prskalo
City Hotel,
Ljubljana
Lisinski concert
hall, Zagreb
City department for
work, health care,
social security and
veterans
Center for Human
Rights, Zagreb
Forum for Freedom
in education and
CESI
Glyptotheque
Croatian Academy
of Sciences and
Arts, Zagreb
Center for Women's
Studies
Exchange trip Democratic
Republic of Congo
Kvinna till Kvinna
Parliament of
Croatia
King Tomislav
square, Zagreb
Caucus of SDP
Parliament of
Croatia
Croatian Chamber
of Trades and Crafts
City of Zagreb, City
department for
work, health care,
social security and
veterans
Caucus of SDP
Office for Human
Rights
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51
Sveden,
Almedalen
Kvinna till Kvinna
European House,
Zagreb
Incest Trauma
Center - Beograd
European Union
Information Centre,
Zagreb
CESI
National Revival
Hall of Croatian
Academy of
Sciences and Arts,
Zagreb
Embassy of the
Republic of Finland
The home for
adult and child
victims of family
violence – Duga
,Zagreb
B.a.b.e.
Parliament of
Croatia
Gender Equality
Committee
Cultural and
Information Center,
Zagreb
Autonomous
Women’s House
Zagreb
Police Department
Zagreb
Police Department
European House
Arena Zagreb
Ministry of Health
and Social Welfare,
Croatian National
Institute of Public
Health
Indian Embassy,
civil society
organization Lotus,
Center for Peace
Studies
Office for Gender
Equality of the
Croatian
Government
An independent
group of young Center for
Education, Research
and Counselling
Public lecture:
Sexual violence as a
weapon of mass destruction
The projection of the film:
The novelty is that I was
abused
Promotion of the manual:
Sex in the ex
and TV spots: Parenting is
not a game
Lecture by President of the
Republic of Finland Tarje
Halonen
30.06.
Maja Mamula
02.07.
Iva Prskalo and
Dalibor Stanic
13.07.
Iva Prskalo and
Dalibor Stanic
02.09.
Dalibor Stanic
Presentation of the guide: I
do not want to live in
violence anymore
14.09.
Iva Prskalo
21.09.
Paula Zore and
Iva Prskalo
21.09.
Paula Zore
25.09.
Dalibor Stanic
29.09.
Paula Zore
01.10.
Dalibor Stanic
23.10.
Dalibor Stanic
Thematic Meeting on the
occasion of September 22National Day against
violence against women, a
special emphasis on the law
on protection from
domestic violence
Promotion of the
publication: City guide for
women
Formal academy on the
occasion of Police Day
What do we learn from
Ghandi's principles of
nonviolence today?
Presentation of the
publications: The
introduction of gender
equality in local
communities - Examples of
good practice in promoting
gender equality
Public action and the
concert: Sex in the ex
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Center for Human
Rights
Center for Human
Rights
Hotel Panorama
CESI
Hotel Panorama,
Zagreb
UNDP
Malta
ILGA- Europe
Medika,
Zagreb
Kontra
Mimara,
Zagreb
Volunteer Centre
Zagreb
Forum of City of
Zagreb
SDP Women’s
Forum of City
organization Zagreb
Center for Human
Rights
Center for Human
Rights and Office for
Human Rights of
Croatian
Government
Puppet Theatre,
Zagreb
Blue telephone
Hotel Dubrovnik
Center for Women
War Victims-ROSA
Cinema Mosor
Women's Help Now
Flower Square
Center for Women's
Studies
B.a.B.e.
Center for Women's
Studies
Cinema Europe
Queer Zagreb
House of human
rights, Zagreb
Society of Croatian
Writers, Zagreb
B.a.B.e.,
Center for Peace and
Studies Documenta
Office for Gender
Equality of Croatian
Government
X. NGO Forum
Development of support
system to witnesses and
victims in
Croatia
Conference: Good practice
and policy of sexual and
reproductive health and
rights of young people
Regional conference Support of witnesses and
victims
ILGA- Europe annual
Conference
Celebrating 20 years of
lesbian movement in
Croatia: The Exhibition
1.Volunteer Encounters:
All the colors of
volunteering
Gender budgeting
Public hearings on progress
in implementing the
National Program of
protection and
promotion of human rights
since 2008. 2011.
“NI5NI6”- assignment of
awards for the humane and
courageous acts of children
and young people
Round Table:
Impact on improving the
legal and media
perspectives of trafficking
in women and
prostitution
Promotion of educational
video: Not funny
Street performance: Raped
Days of Marija Juric
Zagorka
Presentation of the book
Cytomegalovirus Hervéa
Guibert in publishing Queer
Zagreb
Official opening of the
House of Human Rights,
Zagreb
Book Promotion:
Women in science and
technology
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
26.10.
Paula Zore
27.10.
Dalibor Stanic
27.10.
Paula Zore
29.10. 01.11.
Dalibor Stanic
25.10.
Iva Prskalo
05.11.
Iva Prskalo
13.11.
Dalibor Stanic
18.11.
Dalibor Stanic
20.11.
Iva Prskalo
23.11.
Iva Prskalo
25.11.
Iva Prskalo
25.11.
Paula Zore
28.11.
Paula Zore
02.12.
Paula Zore
10.12.
Paula Zore
11.12.
Maja Vukmanic
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Center for Women's
Studies
Old City Hall
Center for Women's
Studies
Youth Council of
Zagreb
Ban J. Jelacic
square
Office for human
fights of Croatian
Government
Hotel Panorama,
Zagreb
CARE International
Journalist`s Home
Office for Gender
Equality of Croatian
Government
Interview with Dubravka
Ugresic
Conference: Youth
Employment in Croatia
Notation of International
Human Rights Day presentation of nongovernmental organizations
Conference:
Young men and violence:
ways to change
Presentation of the results
of scientific research:
Perception, experiences and
attitudes about gender
discrimination in Croatia
11.12.
Paula Zore
11. - 13.12.
Maja Vukmanic
12.12.
Women's Room
volunteers
14.12.
Dalibor Stanic
16.12.
Dalibor Stanic
TOTAL = 49
7. Actions and meetings of Women’s Network of Croatia, operational team, working group, civil
coalitions, PETRA Network, Youth Advisory Board and LGBTIQ coordination
WOMEN’S NETWORK OF CROATIA
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Participants
Center for
Croatian Women's
Meeting of extended
30.01.
Dunja Bonacci
Women War
Network
coordination
Skenderovic
Victims, Zagreb
Zagreb
Croatian Women's
Celebrating 8th March:
08.03.
Maja Mamula,
Network
Church without politics,
Iva Prskalo, Paula Zore,
politics without preaching
Mirna Zolic,
Dalibor Stanic
Center for
Croatian Women's
Meeting of extended
20.07.
Women War
Network
coordination
Paula Zore
Victims, Zagreb
The protest on the occasion
of violations of human
rights of demonstrators by
Embassy of
Croatian Women's
government institutions
21.12.
Paula Zore
Denmark, Zagreb
Network
while maintaining the UN
conference on climate
change in Copenhagen
Total = 4
OPERATION TEAM FOR COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Office for Human
Office for Human
Trafficking in human
22. 01.
Rights
Rights
beings
Total = 1
CIVIL COALITION “STOP HIGH-RISK SEXUAL EDUCATION”
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Zagreb
Center for Education,
Achieved the first goal of
04. 02.
Counselling and
Coalition
Research
Total = 1
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
Participants
Dunja Bonacci
Skenderovic
Participants
Dalibor Stanic
54
PETRA NETWORK (NGO NETWORK AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN)
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Participants
Petra network,
Meeting of the Petra
Hotel Laguna
Women's Association
17.10.
Paula Zore
network
Vukovar
Human Rights Office
Notation of The European
Dalibor Stanic,
Zagreb
of Croatian
Day against trafficking in
18.10.
Paula Zore
Government
human beings
Petra network,
Meeting of the Petra
Hotel Laguna
Women's Association
02.12.
Maja Vukmanic
network
Vukovar
Street performance on the
Zagreb
Petra network
occasion of International
02.12.
Maja Vukmanic
Day against slavery
Total = 4
WORKING GROUP FOR ACTION PLAN AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Participants
Office for Gender
Protocol of conduct in cases
Zagreb
Equality of Croatian
09.02.
10
of sexual violence
Government
Protocol of conduct in cases
Office for Gender
of sexual violence,
Zagreb
Equality of Croatian
27.03.
10
development of situation
Government
analysis
Office for Gender
Protocol of conduct in cases
Zagreb
Equality of Croatian
of sexual violence, situation
01.06.
6
Government
analysis
Office for Gender
Analysis of the situation of
Zagreb
Equality of Croatian
violence against women,
13.07.
9
Government
development action plan
Total = 4
YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD, CITY OF ZAGREB
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Participants
6th Youth advisory board
City Council
City of Zagreb
16.04.
Maja Vukmanic
meeting
8th Youth advisory board
City Council
City of Zagreb
12.10.
Maja Vukmanic
meeting
10th Youth advisory board
City Council
City of Zagreb
08.12.
Maja Vukmanic
meeting
11th Youth advisory board
City Council
City of Zagreb
28.12.
Maja Vukmanic
meeting
Total = 4
REKOM
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Participants
Documenta - Centre for
Operational planning for
11. - 14.03.
Dealing with the Past
Groznjan
the Coalition RECOM in
Paula Zore
and Miramida Centar
Croatia
Zagreb
Documenta - Centre for
Dealing with the Past
and women's room Center for Sexual
Rights
KOREKOMA consultation
with women's
organizations, scientists,
politicians and journalists
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
21.05.
Paula Zore,
Maja Vukmanic,
Dalibor Stanic
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City Hall,
Vukovar
Tomislav house,
Sljeme
Coalition for REKOM
Local consultation
30.09.
Documenta - Centre for
Dealing with the Past
Operational planning for
21.11.
the Coalition RECOM in
Croatia
Centre for human Documenta - Centre for
Operational planning for
15.12.
rights
Dealing with the Past
the Coalition RECOM in
Croatia
Centre for human Documenta - Centre for
Operational planning for
22.12.
rights
Dealing with the Past
the Coalition RECOM in
Croatia
Total = 6
CROATIAN NETWORK FOR COOPERATION IN THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Regulations on the
conditions and criteria for
National Foundation
21.09.
co-financing projects and
Zagreb
for Civil Society
programs approved under
Development
the program “Cooperation
in the Euro-Mediterranean”
Total = 1
COMMISSION FOR GENDER EQUALITY OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB
Where
Organizer
Topic
When
Projections of the
City Council
City of Zagreb
budget proposal of
18.11.
the City of Zagreb
Total = 1
TOTAL = 26
Media, journalist
Gloss
Marijana Perinic
Slobodna Dalmacija
Marijana Cvrtila
Jutarnji list
Vecernji list
Glas Slavonije
I. Kukic Solar
Svenska Dagbladets
redaktör: Lena Karvik
8. Women’s Room media presence in 2009.
Topic
When
NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES
Female sexuality, orgasm,
14.01.
sexual problems
Comment on the statement of
15.02.
Andrija Hebrang about medical
assisted reproduction
Center for victims of sexual
continuously,
violence included in the section
April
“Important Numbers”
Work of Witness and Victims
15.06.
Support Office - cooperation
with the Center for victims of
sexual violence
Association are calling
responsible for negligence in
27.06.
the Osijek case of Prostitution:
Victims are shown as
prostitutes, and the
investigation is slowed
EU måste agera mot
18.06.
våldäkterna
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
Paula Zore
Paula Zore
Paula Zore
Paula Zore
Participants
Dalibor Stanic
Participants
Maja Mamula
Author/interviewed
person
Maja Mamula
Maja Mamula
Women's Room team
Ana Ergovic
Kuzmanovic
Maja Mamula
Maja Mamula
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Slobodna Dalmacija
Jure Jeric
Trafficking in human beingsthe situation in Croatia
20.08.
Maja Vukmanic
Vecernji list
Sexual harassment in
universities
Sexual violence - on the
occasion of the round table in
Vukovar
Center for Victims of Sexual
Violence
Violence against women,
battered women's syndrome
Total = 11
TV
Women's sexuality-Social
stereotypes
Interview: 23.09.
Maja Vukmanic
Interview: 22.09.
Maja Mamula
30.09.
Maja Vukmanic
26.11.
Maja Mamula
04.02.
Maja Mamula
Commenting Britt Lapthorne
case (Dubrovnik) - Police work,
prejudice against women
victims of violence
Violence against women,
sexual violence, the work of
Women's Room
Center for Victims of Sexual
Violence - Zero Tolerance
Toward Sexual Violence,
training for volunteers
Work of The Center for victims
of sexual violence, with special
emphasis on sexual harassment
The show on the occasion of
National Day against violence
against women, the theme of
sexual violence
Violence against women's
Total = 7
RADIO
Gender roles, prejudices and
stereotypes
09.02.
Maja Mamula
recorded 30.03.
aired 04.04.
Maja Mamula
recorded 15.04.
and 17.04.
Maja Mamula,
Maja Vukmanic,
two volunteers
Vukovarski list
Vecernji list (Split), Ines
Dragicevic
Jutarnji list
HRT1- Znanstvena petica
Zrinka Bertovic
RTL - news
Mojmira Pastorcic
HRT1- Reporters
Sanja Segedin Miriovsky
HRT 1 - Euromagazin
Elizabeta Biocina
OTV – “TV – Bujica”
Klara Zlopasa
HRT 1, Otvoreno
Jadran televizija, Cenzura
Radio 101
Broadcast : “Kaj brijes”
Lidija Knezevic
Radio “Narona”
Broadcast : Women on Women
Otvoreni radio
Martina Gajski
1. Program of Croatian radio
Ivana Jelincic
Radio Vukovar
aired 25.04.
recorded 08.05.
and
aired 08.05.
21.09.
Maja Vukmanic
Maja Mamula
27.11.
Maja Mamula
recorded 09.02.
aired 10.02
Maja Mamula
Work of Women's Room and
the fight against trafficking in
human beings
aired 18.02.
Maja Vukmanic
The media campaign: Stop
sexual violence
Center for Victims of Sexual
Violence
recorded 22.07.
Maja Mamula
recorded and
aired 28.07.
Maja Vukmanic and
Dalibor Stanic
Sexual violence - on the
occasion of the round table in
Vukovar
recorded and
aired 22.09.
Maja Mamula
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Radio Karlovac
08.12.
Annunciation Letter
of Women's Room
team
Maja Vukmanic
11.02.
Maja Mamula
Comment on the statement of
A. Hebrang about medical
assisted reproduction
Comment on the statement of
A. Hebrang about medical
assisted reproduction
Openly about sexual violence
15.02.
Maja Mamula
16.02.
Maja Mamula
09.03.
Maja Mamula
25.03.
Taken
08.06.
Maja Vukmanic
08.06.
HINA
08.06.
HINA
08.06.
HINA
08.06.
HINA
08.06.
HINA
08.06.
HINA
08.06.
HINA
16.07.
Women's Room team
H-ALTER
Call for training for volunteers
of Centre for Victims of Sexual
Violence
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Sexual violence - the situation
in Croatia
Letter of support - the law on
medical supported fertilization
STOP sexual violence
22.07.
Women's Room team
www.naslov.hr
STOP sexual violence
22.07.
Women's Room team
www.labin.com
Sexual violence
22.07.
www.protivnasilja.blog.hr
STOP sexual violence
22.07.
Taken from the
Women's Room web
Women's Room team
www.vecernji.hr
STOP sexual violence
23.07.
Women's Room team
STOP sexual violence
23.07.
Women's Room team
STOP sexual violence
23.07.
Women's Room team
Radio Garesnica,
Danijela Zemunjak
She portal
http://www.she.hr/
Javno.hr
Dnevnik.hr
She portal
http://www.she.hr/
Hrabri telefon
www.hrabritelefon.hr
HINA
She portal
www.she.hr
www.javno.hr
Internet Monitor
Tportal
www.ns1.vjesnik.com
www.ured-ravnopravnost.hr
www.sos-telefon.hr
www.roda.hr
www.najnovijevijesti.net
www.crovijesti.com
Round Table : Sexual abuse need for standardization of
practice
Sexual violence - what is it?
Total = 7
WEB PORTALS
Sexual harassment in the
workplace
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www.zena.hr
STOP sexual violence
25.07.
Maja Vukmanic
www.gradpula.com
STOP sexual violence
25.07.
Women's Room team
www.index.hr
STOP sexual violence
25.07.
Women's Room team
STOP sexual violence
28.07.
Women's Room team
27.07.
Women's Room team
www.libela.org
Women's Room - Center for
Victims of Sexual Violence
STOP sexual violence
28.07.
Women's Room team
www.croportal.net
STOP sexual violence
28.07.
Women's Room team
www.oneworldsee.org
STOP sexual violence
28.07.
Women's Room team
www.gorila.hr
STOP sexual violence
28.07.
Women's Room team
www.kreni.com
STOP sexual violence
28.07.
Women's Room team
www.hrv.hr
Woman's Room in Vukovar
22.09.
Maja Mamula
www.libela.org
Round Table: Sexual abuse need for standardization of
practice
Round Table Sexual abuse need for standardization of
practice
In Croatia, every 15 minutes
one woman is abused
Trafficking in human beings
24.11.
Women's Room team
24.11.
Women's Room team
25.11.
Women's Room team
14.12.
Maja Vukmanic,
Iva Prskalo
www.zamirzine.net
www.frendice.hr
http://www.cunterview.net/
women art media space
www.vecernji.hr
www.gimnazija-osmatbrezovackog-zg.skole.hr/
Women's Room, press
conference
Total = 36
OTHER
Presentation of the media
22.07.
campaign: Stop sexual
violence
Total = 1
WOMEN'S ROOM MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Stop sexual violence
24.07. - 31.12.
2009.
Vecernji list
Jutarnji list
Arena
Cosmopolitan
Globus
Gloria
Grazia
8
30
27
1
1
1
1
1
Total = 62
TOTAL = 124
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9. Visits, meetings, etc. made by Women`s Room
Organization/person, where
Date
Topic
Cenzura plus, Split
01.09.
Meeting related to the ongoing
joint projects (PP4, public actions
in local communities) and on
future projects
TOTAL = 1
10. Visit and guests in Women’s Room in 2009.
Who
When
Topic
Leonore Tiefer
02. - 06.07.
Eva Zilen, Katarina Olsson,
Emilija Dimoska, Kvinna till
Kvinna
TOTAL = 2
What
28.08.
Medicalization of female
sexuality, sexual health of women
Development of Women's rooms
after the departure of KtK from
Croatia
11. Printed materials
Topic
Number of
copies
400
Brochure
Don’t be afraid of the shadow - This only
means that the light is close by
Leaflet
Info leaflet: Don’t be afraid of the shadow
– This only means that the light is close by
500
Leaflet
What to do in case of sexual violence?
2000
Leaflet
Leaflet for institutions : Center for Victims
of Sexual Violence
500
Working card
Sexual Harassment versus Flirting
900
Working card
Sexual Harassment
1000
Working card
Trafficking in human beings
700
Working card
Guide for successful flirting
900
Poster
Stop trafficking in human beings - We are
still fighting
160
Women's Room – Center for Sexual Rights, 2009
Participants
Maja, Maja V.,
Paula, Zeljana
Buntic Pejakovic
Number of
participants
9
7
Donor
European
Commision
PHARE 2006 and
Embassy of
Finland
European
Commision
PHARE 2006 and
Embassy of
Finland
European
Commision
PHARE 2006
European
Commision
PHARE 2006
Ministry of
science, education
and sport
Ministry of
science, education
and sport
Ministry of
science, education
and sport
Ministry of
science, education
and sport
Office for Human
Rights of the
Croatian
Government
60
Poster
Women’s Room
300
Short film
Trafficking in human beings - Without
Text
100
Badge
Humans beings are not for sale
250
Set of 4 different
coasters
Why to talk about women’s sexuality
180
Magazine
Stop trafficking in human beings - We are
still fighting
400
Notebook
Women’s Room
200
Business cards
Business cards of the Center for Victims
of Sexual Violence
1400
National
Foundation for
Civil Society
Development
Office for Human
Rights of the
Croatian
Government
Office for Human
Rights of the
Croatian
Government
National
Foundation for
Civil Society
Development
Office for Human
Rights of the
Croatian
Government
Ministry of Health
and Social
Welfare
City of Zagreb –
City Office for
Health, Work,
Social Welfare
and War Veterans
TOTAL = 16
Our materials are set by the city of Zagreb Info on nine points on volunteering as part of the project:
Volunteer service - for solidarity and unity (organized by the Volunteer Centre Zagreb)
12. Our letters and reactions to the public, WNC, etc.


Letter to Rode MPO
Letter in connection with the case in Osijek (juvenile prostitution)
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