Tatjana Nikolić


Engagement in NGO sector: A volunteer of SOS Helpline for Women and Children Victims of Violence from 1996 to 1998; the coordinator of SOS Helpline for Women and Children Victims of Violence from March 1997 to September 1997; the founder of the Center for Girls; the executive coordinator of the Center for Girls in Niš; a volunteer of SOS Helpline for girls victims of violence or girl trafficking; a facilitator in the following workshops: The Prevention of Human Trafficking, Women's Health and Sexuality, The Prevention of Violence against Girls, The Prevention of Physical Violence with the Elements of Self-Defence, The Prevention of Sexual Violence, Self-Defence for Girls, My Experience with Violence; a member of the organizational board of FemiNiš Festival from 2010 to 2013; a member of the organizational board of ArtFemine Festival since 2014; a performer of the feminist-activist theatre of the Center for Girls since 2011 – a reading performance of The Vagina Monologues, a performance of The Good Body and The Waiting Room and a director of the performance I Am a Emotional Creature and participant of performance Daughter. A coordinator of the Anti-Trafficking Network (AT Network)in Serbia.

Education: A student of psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš

Skills: English, Italian, sign language, photography, painting

Seminars/Trainings/Festivals:

  • The Instructive Training for Working on SOS Helpline (Niš, November 1996)
  • The founding meeting of the Network against Male Violence against Women (Belgrade, April 18-19, 1997);
  • Women's Rights and Transition in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Belgrade, June 13-15, 1997);
  • Leadership: Commitment to the Distribution of Power and Responsibilities (Belgrade, June 23-25, 1997);
  • IUPIP Annual Vocational Training Course on People's Diplomacy, Non-Violence and Alternative Approach to Economics (Rovereto, Italy, from September 21 to October 11, 1997);
  • Women and Leadership – the second part of the seminar (Niška Banja, October 21-23, 1997);
  • The first course of Women's Studies in Niš (the Faculty of Philosophy, from May 1, 1998 to May 1, 1999);
  • II International Meeting of the Network against Male Violence against Women (Bečići, Montenegro, June 4-7, 1998);
  • Minority Course (at Hojskolen Ostersoen, Aabenraa, Denmark, from July 5, 1998 to August 1, 1998);
  • The Feminist School (the Faculty of Law, Niš, starting in February 1999);
  • Women, Media and Power (Belgrade, March 6-12, 1999;
  • Culture-Sensitive Seminar – Better Together (Rafailovići, Montenegro, August 9-17, 2000);
  • The Basics of Working with Women Victims of Sexual Violence (Belgrade, from March 29, 2001 to April 1, 2001);
  • The Basics of Working with Women Victims of Sexual Violence – the second part (Belgrade, June 28-30, 2001);
  • The Autumn Course of Women's Studies (Niš, September 1, 2001);
  • Improving Methods and Techniques for Conversations with Women Victims of Sexual Violence and Taking Care about Oneself (Belgrade, September 27-30, 2001);
  • Gender Issues and Domestic Violence (Zrenjanin, October 20-22, 2001, Admira Seminar, held by Els Ouborg and Anja Meulenbelt);
  • On Women's Heath (Belgrade, November 26, 2001 to December 1, 2001);
  • Empowering Girls/Girls' Rights (Belgrade, February 1-3, 2002, Admira Training, held by Els Ouborg and Teun Visser);
  • On Women's Heath (Belgrade, February 6-10, 2002);
  • Gender Issues and Domestic Violence II (Kikinda, April 12-15, 2002, Admira Training, held by Anja Meulenbelt and Els Ouborg);
  • Drama Workshops (Niš, May 10-11, 2002);
  • Advocacy (Palić, May 24-26, 2002,);
  • Drama Workshops – Working on Your Body and Voice (Belgrade, July 1-5, 2002, OM Theatre from Denmark, held by Ana Woolf and Sandra);
  • Women Trafficking – Prevention, Education, and Helping Victims (Belgrade, November 14-17, 2002);
  • Empowering Girls/Girls' Rights II (Belgrade, November 22-24, 2002);
  • Gender Issues and Domestic Violence III (Kikinda, January 19-21, 2003);
  • Empowering Girls/Girls' Rights III (Radmilovac, near Belgrade, May 8-11, 2003);
  • Women in Black Conference: Investing in Health Care Rather than in Arms (Niš, May 23-25, 2003);
  • Human Trafficking – Understanding the Problem (Niš, February 21-24, 2005, organized by BBC WSTrust, European Centre for Broadcast Journalism, Astra and Rruga me Pisha Foundation);
  • An advanced training for professionals working on the identification of, and providing support to human trafficking victims (Belgrade, March 4-6, 2005);
  • Woman as an Agent of Change – Successful Women Combating the Hard Position of Women (Belgrade, September 30, 2005, organized by BORAM);
  • Roma Children and School – within the project named The Support for the Readmission through Sustainable Reintegration of the Returnees from Western Europe to Serbia and Montenegro (Niška Banja, March 2008);
  • The Meeting of ASTRA Network – the joint project named The Report from the Shadows presented, took part in doing 4 interviews about human trafficking in 2010 with the representatives of the Ministry of Interior and Social Work Center (Belgrade, June 26, 2010);
  • The FemiNiš Festival (Niš, 2010-2013);
  • The International Conference on Prostitution and Trafficking (Copenhagen, May 7-8, 2011);
  • Pitchwise Feminist Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011-2019);
  • The first part of the training for training instructors of integrated safety (Kopaonik, October 7-9, 2011);
  • Training in women's courts and feminist approach to justice (Vrnjačka Banja, October 28-30, 2011);
  • Leadership training (Bečići, Montenegro, December 6-9, 2011);
  • II workshop of IDEAL Project named Learning through Drama Process (Niš, January 20-22, 2012);
  • The Regional Conference: Gender Equality at the Local Level (Kraljevo, February 27-28, 2012);
  • Training: Preparing the Local Action Plan for Gender Equality (Kotor, Montenegro, April 18-21, 2012);
  • The meeting over preparing the Local Action Plan (Niš, April 26, 2012);
  • The meeting of Kvinna till Kvinna Network in Serbia and Montenegro, Political Participation and the Impact of Advocacy (Kovačica, September 25-28, 2012);
  • The Festival of Women's Friendship, Activism, Art and Solidarity (Tutin, June 14-16, 2013, organized by Impulse Tutin);
  • Theatre as a Tool for Women's Empowerment (Prizren, Kosovo, November 9-12, 2013);
  • The first part of AT Network Strategic Planning (Belgrade, October 30-31/November 1-3, 2013);
  • VoxFeminae Feminist Festival (Zagreb, Croatia, November 14-19, 2013);
  • BeFem Feminist Festival (Belgrade, December 7-8, 2013);
  • Instructive training for working on SOS helpline for girls victims of violence and human trafficking (Niš, from December 2013 to February 2014);
  • Regional Female Artists' Festival For Human Rights – FEMMES FATALES (Priština, May 29-31, 2014);
  • The Regional Conference of the Women against Violence Network: Security and Safety from Women to Women (Niš, June 6-8, 2014);
  • The Conference on Good Practices (Durres, Albania, June 24-27);
  • ArtFemine Festival organized by the Center for Girls (Niš, 2014-2019);
  • Drama Workshops – Working on Your Body and Voice (Niš, July 21-25, 2014);
  • The advanced training in best practices in the cases of domestic violence (Niš, October 20-22, 2014).
  • Capacity Self-Assessment Workshop(March 11, 2015)
  • Participants in the National Study on Sexual Child Abuse in the Republic of Serbia (March-April 2015)
  • An organizer of Feminist Art Colony in Sićevo (2015 -2019)
  • A participant and speaker at 10th anniversary of PitchWise Festival in Sarajevo (September 10-13, 2015)
  • Street Action: "I Also March against Sexual Child Abuse", organized by Incest Trauma Center (September 26, 2015, Belgrade)
  • The First International Conference on Sexual Abuse, organized by Women's Room (October 23, 2015, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Regional Meeting: Stronger Together (November 16-19, 2015, Belgrade)
  • Counselling concerning the inclusion of the civil society into the process of drafting and monitoring the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace, Security in the Republic of Serbia (NAP 1325;
  • Social Activisam Forum – Women's Government (May 13, 2016, Niš)
  • Open Consultative Meeting on NAP 1325 Implementation (May 17, 2016, Niš)
  • Women's Leadership Academy, participation at the second meeting of women politicians and NGO representatives (June 2, 2016, Belgrade)
  • Cultural Gender Practices Network Meeting (June 14-15, 2016, Belgrade)
  • Fund Raising Training, organized by Trag Foundation (July 11-14, 2016, Petrovac)
  • ArtFemine III – Girls’ Land organized by the Center for Girls (Niš, July 15–17, 2016)
  • Organizer of the II Feminist Art Colony in Sićevo (Sićevo, July 24–31, 2016)
  • XI PitchWise festival – connecting 2016, organized by Cure (girls) Foundation (Sarajevo, September 7–11, 2016)
  • ArtFemine IV‒ “Stay yourself” (Niš, July 7th, 2017)
  • Anti-stress Workshop (Gornji Matejevac, July 2017)
  • Feminist Art Colony (Sićevo, August 2017)
  • Training for peer workshops (Vrnjačka Banja, August 2017)
  • Guest appearing on Super radio as part of the project “Actively and Publicly Against Violence Against Girls” (Niš, November 12, 2017)
  • Conference “For a More Secure and Safer Life for Women and Girls” (Niš, December 6, 2017)
  • Monitoring meeting of partner organizations on the project “Actively and Publicly Against Violence Against Girls” (Vrnjačka Banja, January 24–26, 2018)
  • Workshop “What Do You Know About LGBTTIQ” (Niš, February 21, 2018)
  • Media conference on the completion of the first year of the project “Actively and Publicly on Violence Against Girls” (Niš, March 19, 2018)
  • Workshop “Girls’ Health” (Niš, March 24, 2018)
  • Media Reporting Training with Tamara Skrozza (Vrnjačka Banja, April 2018)
  • Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings Organized by the Ring Network (Sarajevo, May 2018)
  • FemArt Festival (Priština, May 25–27, 2018)
  • Training for Forum Theater (Lukovska Banja, July 29–August 1, 2018)
  • Women's Friendship Festival (Tutin, August 3–5, 2018)
  • PitchWise Festival (Sarajevo, September 13–16, 2018)
  • Strategic Planning for the Center for Girls (Niš, October 1–3, 2018)
  • Marketing training for non-profit organizations (Belgrade, November 5–6, 2018)
  • The play “I am an emotional being” organized by the Center for Social Welfare Vranje (Vranje, December 10, 2018)
  • Monitoring meeting within the project “Actively and Publicly Against Violence Against Girls” (Vrnjačka Banja, February 4–6, 2019)
  • Training on working with victims of trafficking and victimization, organized by the Anti- Trafficking Network (Niš, February 28–March 1, 2019)
  • The play “Invisible 45+” (Niš, May 2019)
  • SMOQUA – queer and feminist festival (Rijeka 2019)
  • Regional Conference on the Problem of Trafficking in Human Beings (Niš, May 29, 2019)
  • ArtFemine Festival (Niš, July 2019)
  • Psychodrama retreat program (Vrnjačka Banja, July 2019)
  • Preparation and performance of the play “Daughters” at the Nišville Jazz Festival (Niš, August 2019)
  • PitchWise Festival organized by CURE (girls) foundation (September 2019)
  • UNTR Meeting (Sarajevo, September 2019)
  • Training for peer workshops on trafficking (Vrnjačka Banja, October 2019)
  • United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s 2019 Global Grantee Convention, ( 3 - 7 November 2019 in Sarajevo )
  • Conference on Prevention and Fighting Violence Against Women and Trafficking in Human Beings (Niš, December 2019)
  • The play “The Vagina Monologues” (Niš, February 14, 2020)

 

Silvija Mihajlović

Education: A senior undergraduate student of the Faculty of Law in Niš

Engagement in NGO sector: A volunteer of SOS Helpline for girls victims of violence or girl trafficking; an activist of the Center for Girls, a facilitator in the following workshops: The Prevention of Women/Girl Trafficking, Economic Violence; providing technical support in performing the play entitled The Good Body; a performer of the feminist-activist theatre of the Center for Girls; a program assistant.

Skills: English, knitting, photography

Seminars and Trainings:

  • 2012/2013. A volunteer at FemiNiš – the festival of women's activism and art, organized by the Center for Girls and Women Space
  • 2012/2013. The Training for LFA Project Writing – held by Tatjana Tošić Obradović, organized by the Center for Girls
  • 2013. A workshop on photography – Imagination as a Guide through Real World, held by Emilija Miljković, organized by the Center for Girls
  • 2013. A series of workshops on IT Literacy, held by Danica Stefanović, organized by the Center for Girls
  • 2013. A participant at PitchWise Festival in Sarajevo, organized by CURE
  • 2013. The Conference of Young Feminists, CURE
  • 2013. Kvinna till Kvinna Network
  • 2013. The Vagina Monologues
  • 2013/2014. Instructive Training for Working on SOS Helpline
  • November 8-11, 2013. Using Forum theatre as a Tool for Women Empowerment Seminar, organized by Artpolis Kosovo in Prizren
  • June 14-16, 2013. The Festival of Women's Friendship, Activism, Art and Solidarity, organized by Impulse Tutin in Tutin
  • June 6-8, 2014. A participant at Security and Safety from Women to Women Conference, organized by Women against Violence Network, Niš
  • July 3-6, 2014. ArtFemine, a festival of feminist activism and art, organized by the Center for Girls, Niš
  • August 8-10, 2014. The Festival of Women's Friendship, organized by Impulse Tutin, Tutin
  • September 11-14, 2014. Pitchwise Feminist Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • October 20-22, 2014. The advanced training in best practices in the cases of domestic violence, Niš
  • Capacity Self-Assessment Workshop, organized by Trag Foundation (March 11, 2015)
  • Participants in the National Study on Sexual Child Abuse in the Republic of Serbia (March-April 2015)
  • Training: Fund Raising and Project Writing (basic), organized by TASCO and Citizens' Initiative (April 7-9, 2015)
  • Follow up: Best Practices in Legal Authority Proceedings, organized by US Department of Justice, US Embassy Belgrade (April 20, 2015)
  • Participants in the training called "My Role Matters", organized by BAZAART in Niš (May 18- June 16, 2015)
  • An organizer of the First Feminist Art Colony in Sićevo (June 23-29, 2015)
  • ArtFemine II – Feminist Action, organized by the Center for Girls (July 16-19, 2015)
  • The Festival of Female Friendship in Tutin, organized by Impulse Tutin (August 13-15, 2015)
  • AT Network Meeting, organized by ASTRA (September 9-11, 2015, Niš)
  • A participant and speaker at 10th anniversary of PitchWise Festival in Sarajevo (September 10-13, 2015)
  • Street Action: "I Also March against Sexual Child Abuse", organized by Incest Trauma Center (September 26, 2015, Belgrade)
  • AT Network Meeting, organized by (October 10-13, 2015)
  • Strategic Planning, organized by the Center for Girls (October 26-29, 2015, Vrnjačka Banja)
  • Regional Meeting: Stronger Together, organized by Trag Foundation (November 16-19, 2015, Belgrade)
  • Capacity Building of the Center for Girls (January 18-20, 2016)
  • Capacity Building and Project Management Training, organized by the Center for Girls (January 28-31, 2016)
  • AT Network Meeting and a basic training on human trafficking, organized by AT Network (February 5-7, 2016, Vrnjačka Banja)
  • SOS Helpline Training, organized by the Center for Girls (February 5-17, 2016, Niš)
  • Forum Theatre Training, organized by the Center for Girls (February 18-25, 2016, Niš)
  • SOS Training on the Prevention against Human Trafficking, organized by the Center for Girls (February 26-29, 2016, Niš)
  • Preparing a project proposal in compliance with EU standards – PCM LFA, organized by Trag Foundation (February 29- March 2, 2016, Zlatibor)
  • Peer Education on Human Trafficking, organized by AT Network (March 11-13, 2016, Niš)
  • AT Network Capacity Building, organized by AT Network (March 19-20, 2016, Niš)
  • Counselling concerning the inclusion of the civil society into the process of drafting and monitoring the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace, Security in the Republic of Serbia (NAP 1325), organized by
  • Belgrade Centre for Security Policy in cooperation with OSCE Mission in Serbia (May 11-12, 2016, Niš )
  • Social Activisam Forum – Women's Government (May 13, 2016, Niš)
  • Open Consultative Meeting on NAP 1325 Implementation (May 17, 2016, Niš)
  • Femart Festival (May 26-29, 2016, Priština)
  • "Democracy and the Rule of Law outside the Negotiation Process – Local Community Views" Discussion Forum (May 30, 2016, Niš)
  • Women's Leadership Academy, participation at the second meeting of women politicians and NGO representatives (June 2, 2016, Belgrade)
  • Cultural Gender Practices Network Meeting (June 14-15, 2016, Belgrade)
  • ArtFemine III – The Land of Girls, organized by the Center for Girls (July 15-17, 2016, Niš)
  • An organizer of 2nd Feminist Art Colony in Sićevo (July 24-31, 2016, Sićevo)
  • NAP 1325 Monitoring Meeting of OCS Network (July 20, 2016, Belgrade)
  • Consultative Meeting on the Action Plan for Implementing the Initiative on the Open Governance Partnership in the Republic of Serbia for the period 2016-2017 (Auguts 19, 2016, Niš)
  • XI PitchWise Festival – Connecting 2016, organized by Cure Foundation (September 7-11, 2016, Sarajevo)

Marija Stojanović

Education: A student of journalism at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš

Engagement in NGO sector: A reporter at Super Radio (civil sector radio), an activist of Supercitizen – the Center for Raising Social Awareness, an associate and activist of the Center for Girls, a financial and office coordinator of the Center for Girls

Skills: written and oral expression, using secondary raw materials for creating practical things, sewing, photography

Seminars and Trainings:

  • February 2012 – Reporting on human trafficking, Niš Society of Journalists and Media and Reform Center
  • November 2014 – Writing Project Proposals, PROTECTA –the Center for Civil Society Development, Niš
  • September 2015 – Youth Engagement in Serbia – from Users to Promoters of Development Cooperation, the National Parliament, Leskovac
  • October 2015 – From the National Study to the National Strategy for Preventing Sexual Child Abuse in the Field of Education Public Debate, the Center for Girls, Niš
  • December 2015 – The Conference on Violence against Women/Girls, the Center for Girls, Niš
  • December 2015 – Women/Media/Violence Panel Discussion, the Center for Girls, Niš
  • January 2016 – The Capacity Building of the Center for Girls
  • February 2016 – General training on the topic of human trafficking, held by Ivana Radović and Jovana Kotić (ASTRA), organized by AT Network.
  • SOS Helpline Training, organized by the Center for Girls, Niš)
  • Forum Theatre Training, organized by the Center for Girls (February 18-25, 2016, Niš)
  • SOS Training on the Prevention against Human Trafficking, organized by the Center for Girls (February 26-29, 2016, Niš)
  • Preparing a project proposal in compliance with EU standards – PCM LFA, organized by Trag Foundation (February 29- March 2, 2016, Zlatibor)
  • Peer Education on Human Trafficking, organized by AT Network (March 11-13, 2016, Niš)
  • AT Network Capacity Building, organized by AT Network (March 19-20, 2016, Niš)
  • ArtFemine III – The Land of Girls, organized by the Center for Girls (July 15-17, 2016, Niš)
  • An organizer of 2nd Feminist Art Colony in Sićevo (July 24-31, 2016, Sićevo)
  • XI PitchWise Festival – Connecting 2016, organized by Cure Foundation (September 7-11, 2016, Sarajevo)

Marija Virijević

Education: Working and living environment engineer

Engagement in NGO sector: An activist of the Center for Girls, a performer of the feminist-activist theatre of the Center for Girls, a client coordinator in the Center for Girls

Skills: English, Spanish, computer skills, communication skills, taking initiative, photography, making vintage jewellery

Seminars and Trainings:

  • The training for volunteers of the Center for Girls (Niš, 2015);
  • The Conference called The Public Debate on the Strategies for Gender Equality 2016-2020 (Niš, September 8, 2015);
  • The Conference on Violence against Women/Girls, organized by the Center for Girls, Niš (December 2015);
  • Women/Media/Violence Panel Discussion, the Center for Girls, Niš (December 2015);
  • The Training for Project Management within the organization capacity building, organized by the Center for Girls, Niš. The training was held by Tatjana Obradović Tošić, and it lasted 4 days (Niš, January 28-31, 2016);
  • The general training on the topic of human trafficking. The training was held by Ivana Radović and Jovana Kotić (ASTRA), and organized by AT Network (Vrnjačka Banja, February 6, 2016);
  • The round table on The Local Support Network for the Prevention of Children Marriages. The consultative process was run by Ivona Gvozdenović, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation (Niš, February 12, 2016 );
  • Instructive training for SOS Helpline (February 15-17, 2016)
  • Forum Theatre Training, organized by the Center for Girls (February 18-25, 2016, Niš)
  • SOS Training on the Prevention against Human Trafficking, organized by the Center for Girls (February 26-29, 2016, Niš)
  • Press Conference concerning the International Sex Workers' Rights Day (March 3, 2016, Belgrade)
  • Peer Education on Human Trafficking, organized by AT Network (March 11-13, 2016, Niš)
  • AT Network Capacity Building, organized by AT Network (March 19-20, 2016, Niš)
  • Social Activisam Forum – Women's Government (May 13, 2016, Niš)
  • Women's Leadership Academy, participation at the second meeting of women politicians and NGO representatives (June 2, 2016, Belgrade)
  • Fund Raising Training, organized by Trag Foundation (July 11-14, 2016, Petrovac)
  • ArtFemine III – The Land of Girls, organized by the Center for Girls (July 15-17, 2016, Niš)
  • An organizer of 2nd Feminist Art Colony in Sićevo (July 24-31, 2016, Sićevo)
  • Consultative Meeting on the Action Plan for Implementing the Initiative on the Open Governance Partnership in the Republic of Serbia for the period 2016-2017 (Auguts 19, 2016, Niš)
  • XI PitchWise Festival – Connecting 2016, organized by Cure Foundation (September 7-11, 2016, Sarajevo)
  • "How to Gain Trust?" Meeting (September 20, 2016, Belgrade)
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