street performance and the process of creating the symbol of Women
in Black by using salt, daisies, and green boughs, several activists
laid on the ground and formed a circle in the center of the symbol
(see picture in attachment).
Another segment of our marking these dates in the framework of
our conference "Everything for Peace, Health, and Education --
Nothing for Armaments" were interactive lectures and workshops
where we discussed the issues of national, traditional and human
security, with particular accent on feminist theories of security
and UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace, Security).
Another panel was dedicated to women's reproductive rights and
the abuse of them by fundamentalist tendencies. Every year in
Serbia, the Serbian Orthodox Church openly interferes in the state's
work and exerts pressure on women's reproductive and sexual rights.
According to our research, in relation to last year, women have
a negative feeling towards abortion in the moral sense, however,
the worrying fact is that a good part of women experience abortion
as murder, and what is dangerous is that this attitude is more
prominent among young women than those who have experienced abortion
as a fundamental human right. This fact shows the dramatic consequences
of the clericalization of the state and the strengthening of theocratic
tendencies, which unfortuately is also a worldwide phenomenon.
In Friendship and Solidarity, Tamara and Dana for WiB
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