MAYOR SIGNED THE INITIATIVE FOR MAY 18TH TO BE THE MEMORY DAY OF THE WOMEN – VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE
Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic signed an initiative for the proclamation of the May 18th – to be the Day of Remembrance for the women who were victims of violence. According to the Mayor all of us together, we need to encourage and empower as many women as possible to report violence because domestic violence is not only a matter of the family, but of the entire society. “I believe that the adoption of the new Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence will certainly help, because violence against women in the family does not only affect a direct victim. It is important for us as a local self-government to make life better for both women and men, because everything that is good for one is good for others as well. The fact is that women, although legally defined as equal to men, are not. We need to take care more about gender equality, because a higher quality of life is achieved with a higher level of equality. Also, we will try to act in different ways and raise the awareness of people about violence against women and in general of gender equality. We have already networked, we have adopted several documents dealing with these issues, but the contribution of the fight against violence against women must be given the entire public,” said Mayor Bulatovic. The initiative for proclaiming May 18th – Day of remembrance of the women who are victims of violence, have been launched in Nis by the Commission for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities of Nis City Assembly and Women’s Assembly Member Group.