Yesterday, on 25th of November, the world was commemorating International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Status M had a chance to commemorate this important day in Vukovar as a guest at a round table titled “Man opposing violence against women”.

Event organizers, non-government organization B.A.B.E, decided for a rather different approach to the subject, which was evident by the predominant gender of the speakers at the event. The difference was that all the speakers were men, which is not an often sight when discussing this subject.

Among the three speakers there was also a member of the Status M team. He presented the work of our organization and stressed how it’s important to connect working with young men and opposing violence against women. Beside Nikola Tadić from Status M the event speakers were also Vladimir Ribičić, a psychologists from the Vukovar Center for social care and Marijan Škiljić from KRAV MAGA Croatia association.

All gathered concluded that men should play a more important role in opposing violence against women. Many also added that education about gender equality and non violence should begging at an early age.

On this link you can find a short segment of the HRT Dnevnik about the event.

U ponedjeljak, 25.11., obilježavao se Međunarodni dan protiv nasilja nad ženama. Status M je povodom ovog izuzetno važnog dana bio u Vukovaru, kao gost na javnoj tribini pod nazivom „Muškarci protiv nasilja nad ženama“.

Organizatori skupa, Sigurna kuća Vukovarsko-srijemske županije udruga B.A.B.E iz Vukovara, odlučili su se na nešto drugačiji pristup ovoj tematici, te je sama promjena bila očita već u sastavu izlagača. Naime, izlagači su bili u ovom slučaju samo muškarci, što nije česta pojava u slučajevima kada se priča o temi nasilja nad ženama.

Između tri govornika na samom skupu bio je i član Status M tima koji je predstavio rad naše organizacije i svratio pažnju na to koliko je povezan rad s mladićima i borba protiv nasilja nad ženama. Uz Nikolu Tadića iz Statusa M na tribinu su još govorili Vladimir Ribičić, mladi psiholog iz vukovarskog Centra za socijalnu skrb te Marijan Škiljić iz udruge KRAV MAGA Hrvatska.

Svi okupljeni su se složili kako muškarci moraju odigrati snažniju ulogu u borbi protiv nasilja nad ženama te kako edukacija o rodnoj ravnopravnosti i nenasilju mora početi još od najranije dobi.

Prilog o javnoj tribini iz centralnog Dnevnika HRT-a možete vidjeti na ovom linku.