The Center for Girls was founded on April 15, 1998, on the initiative of two volunteers of SOS Helpline for Women and Children Victims of Violence. The aim of its foundation was to improve the social position of young women through their education and emancipation.
THE MISSION of the Center for Girls is to empower children, girls and women through support, education, activism and creativity.
At the three-day training on combating human trafficking and working with children who live/work on the street or live in poverty, the participants had the opportunity to hear representatives of the organization Zemlja djece (The Land of Children), Mirsada Bajramović and Medina Gračić, and professors from the Criminalistics police academy in Belgrade, Milan Žarković.
The Center for Girls conducted empowering self-defense workshops for 127 participants, in 6 Niš secondary schools and one faculty: "Svetozar Marković" Gymnasium, "Stevan Sremac" Gymnasium, "Nikola Tesla" Electrical and Technical School, "Neimar" Construction and Technical School, Law and Business School, Traffic and Technical School "12. February" and the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš.
Over 1,000 people saw the dance performed by the activists of the Center for Girls and members of the Dance club Primavera and Dance Club Illusion Dance Community to the song "Break The Chain" in Obrenovićeva Street in the center of Niš and, together with people all around the world, sent a message that violence against girls and women must stop.