Integrated Response to Violence against Women in Serbia
What is the project about
Create social and institutional environment that will contribute to reducing violence against women in Serbia
- Women and girls have greater understanding and awareness of VaW and access to services
- Schools, centers for social work, media and general public have increased capacities and sensitivity to prevent VaW in family and in intimate partner relationships in targeted municipalities
- Service providers have improved capacities to protect women from violence in family and in intimate partner relationships in targeted municipalities
Who Finances it?
|UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women||500,000||USD|
- The overall prevalence (during life span) of VaW in family and intimate partner relationships is 54.2%, while the current prevalence rate (during last 12 months) is 37.5%
- The most frequent form of violence is psychological (48.7%), followed by physical (21.6%) and economical (15.8%), while the least frequently reported is sexual violence (3.8%)
- Men are perpetrators of gender based violence much more often than women. As significant share of 89.9% cases of physical violence are committed by men against women. In addition, 79.0% of psychological violence and 85.3% of economic violence is committed by men. The most frequent perpetrators are husbands and partners: 50.6% of economic, 58% of psychological and 71.7% of physical violence is committed by husbands and partners. Finally, the most severe cases of physical violence against women are almost exclusively committed by men (96%), and 80.8% by husbands and partners.
- Other family and household members also suffer from different consequences of domestic violence. Most importantly, children often witness family violence - 40% of physical violence against women that ever happened was witnessed by the one or more dependent children, and in 10.2% of cases children were also phisically injured.
- Attitudes among youth: Community research among boys indicate that 17% of boys think that sexual violence is caused by woman’s “inappropriate behavior”. As many as 14% of boys have insulted his girlfriend or some other young women and 6-7% have been violent through pressuring for sexual relation, physical violence or threatening. As many as 42% confirms that they would have to join the fight if their friends are in it and 29% thinks that they would be ashamed to withdraw or give up on the fight.