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Women's Rights Center

National Network: 
Montenegro
Address: 
Bokeska 20
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
Telephone: 
+382 20 664 193
Fax: 
+382 20 664 193
Mobile Phone: 
+382 67 639 769
Mobile Phone (other): 
+282 67 331 156
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2012
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Organization Structure: Employees: Maja Raicevic, executive director, coordinator of Advocacy Program; Ana Jaredic, psychologist , coordinator of Support Program for women who survived violence; Tanja Markus, Program assistant, coordinator of "Women in Culture" program; Zarko Ivanovic, psychologist. 5 volunteers actively participate in the realization of WRC activities. Budgetary resources :70.000e Sources of funding: OAK Foundation East West Management Institute Petrovic Foundation American Embassy Modalities of Action: Trainings on domestic violence and the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Institutions in Domestic Violence Cases ("Gender Equality Project IPA 2010") Lectures on domestic violence within the campaign ’16 Days of Activism against Domestic Violence’ Participation in realization of the theatre play ‘Vagina Monologues’, in cooperation with the American Corner and U.S. Embassy. Project Joint NGO Monitoring of Criminal Procedures in Family Violence Cases (in cooperation with Women’s Safe House – Podgorica and S.O.S. Hotline – Niksic. supported by East-West Management Institute, funded by the U.S. Department of State/INL. ‘Training lawyers for working on domestic violence cases’ project (supported by American Embassy, in cooperation with Association of Judges of Montenegro and Montenegrin Bar Association.) Main partners: Women's Safe House - Podgorica S.O.S. Hotline for Victims of Violence – Niksic

Mission and Objectives: 

MISSION Center for Women's Rights (WRC) empowers women to fight for a better position in society and access to justice, offering them counseling, psychological and legal assistance. Through advocacy, monitoring and promotion of women's creativity, we are improving conditions and social atmosphere in which women exercise their rights. WRC advocates gender equality as one of the priorities of Montenegro in the European integration process. VISION GENDER EQUALITY, ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND SOCIETY WITHOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – OUR REALITY OBJECTIVES 1) Promotion of women’s human rights and gender equality; 2) Empowering women survivors of family violence / partner violence trough counselling, psychological and legal support; 3) Connecting with other organizations / institutions dealing with protection and promotion of women’s human rights.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Goals of the Organization are implemented trough three programs: Advocacy Program WRC is a member of NGO Coalition for Monitoring Chapter 23, NGO Coalition for the preparation of UPR report, editorial team of the NGO Coalition for monitoring negotiations with the European Union, National Council for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women. We actively participate in research and development of relevant studies and reports; monitor implementation and develop modifications/amendments to laws governing women’s rights, organize trainings on domestic violence and the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Institutions in Domestic Violence and participate in campaigns, debates, lectures and panel discussions. Trough the Support program (services) for women – victims of violence, WRC continuously provides initial counseling, support trough the work of confidential persons and psychological counseling to women who suffered violence. In the scope of “Women in culture” program WRC participated in realization of the Eve Ensler’s play ‘Vagina Monologues’, in cooperation with the American Corner and U.S. Embassy in Podgorica.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Since we have cooperated with local artists, we can be useful in connecting the artists and cultural workers on local,regional and international level.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Joining the ALF Network would enable us to get in touch with organizations who would be our potential partners in the implementation of projects that aim at promoting women in the fields of art and culture as well as increasing the level of awareness of gender equality issues trough art-based projects.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Maja Raicevic
Head of the organisation: 
Maja Raicevic
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Tanja Markus