Tribune in frame of campaign “16 days of activism against violence against women”

University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, Embassy of the United States of America, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program – ICITAP and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement – INL jointly support the world campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women”, which is marked by 1,700 organization in over 100 countries of the world.

In support of this year's campaign, on Monday, December 4, 2023, students of University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation of the University of Belgrade and the Faculty of Security Studies of the University of Belgrade participated in event “Prevention of domestic violence, with a special focus on digital violence”. Event was organized with the aim of education, raising awareness about gender-based violence and protection mechanisms, but also moving actions to ensure the basic human rights of women “from the sphere of charity to the center of state policy”.

Rector of the University, Professor Zoran Đurđević said that violence represents the negation of basic rights, the right to physical and psychological integrity and human dignity - violence threatens the basic and most important human right, the right to life.

The ambassador of the United States of America, His Excellency Mr. Christopher Hill, pointed out that violence against women is a global problem. “The only way to fight it is to work together. No country has all the answers, so we must approach the problem with extreme seriousness and make it clear that it is a priority for our countries”, Ambassador Hill said.

The Deputy District Attorney of San Diego, United States of America, Mr. Ryan Saunders, gave a lecture on “Victim Protection Mechanisms”, with special reference to American practice. Rector of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies Professor Zoran Đurđević analysed the practical issues related to combating gender-based violence, and the students of the University presented a case study related to digital violence.

You can see the photographs here.