Women in Black Belgrade: The celebration of March 8th, 2011. – For Women’s Labor Rights + dansk  fodnote fra 1992


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Dear all



On the occasion of 8th of March - International Women's Day, we invite you to

join us in celebration of this important date for women's movement.


The celebration of March 8th, 2011. – For Women’s Labor Rights


in solidarity

Women in Black



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Press Release


On the occasion of 8th of March - International Women's Day, we invite you to join us in celebration of this important date for women's movement.

Women in Black, supported by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, are organizing a performance entitled "For working women's rights" starting at 12 pm at the Republic Square and a street march from Republic Square to Slavija Square (square Dimitrija Tucovica) on 8th of March, 2011.

After the street march, at 12:30 pm, participants will go to the Center for Cultural Decontamination where scheduled program continues with the power point presentation on the chronology of celebrating the 8th of March in the world, and in some countries (Egyptian women, Tunisian and Yemeni women, and Italian women) and two movies (8th of March 2010 - Women in Black and a short movie about the panel on position of women in Serbian labor market - 2010)

Participants will also have an opportunity to see an exhibition of dresses created by Jovana Dimitrijevic and to hear staged performance of two choirs: Le Whore and Proba/Škart. Our friends and activists from Vlasotince will also participate with their performance.


Belgrade, 07.03.2011.                                                                               Women in Black



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The celebration of March 8th, 2011. – For Women’s Labor Rights 

  • 11.30 – 11.45 – Arrival of the participants 
  • 12.00 – 12.15 – Street Performance, Republic Square, Belgrade  
  • 12.15 – 12.45 – Women’s street march “For Women’s Labor Rights” – starting at Republic Square, Belgrade, and ending at the Center for Cultural Decontamination, with a stop at the square next to Beogradjanka building, where the performance will be repeated. 

Topics that we will acknowledge on this March 8th will be women’s labor rights and solidarity. These themes are elaborated on the examples of workers in the textile industry. From historical and phenomenological perspective, the largest women's labor collectives were textile factories, where both the emancipation of women (through the exercise of rights), and also numerous revolts and worker’s revolutions took place. In this way, the textile industry represents the highlights of the labor rights of women around the world today, who are, to a lesser or greater extent, all in a similar position: full-time jobs, low wages, and job uncertainty... 

  • 12.45 – 13.15 - Arrival at the Center for Cultural Decontamination  
  • 13.15 – 13.30 – Center for Cultural Decontamination – opening of the exhibition, by Jovana Dimitrijević, in solidarity with textile workers in Serbia. 

Exhibition is inspired by the theses made by Virginia Woolf that the women should tear apart their old dresses and then saw them back together in a completely different way. This is related to the traditional women’s roles imposed upon them, and to their position in the society. Woolf explains that, by doing that, women can deconstruct the ideas imposed upon them, which do not make them feel good.  

Opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by the screening of films from the previous street actions related to March 8th, the important moments in the history of women's resistance in Serbia, and throughout the world  - "Always rebellious - the continuity of women's resistance." 

Within the framework of feminist internationalism and solidarity, the films are dedicated to all women from Egypt, Iran, Yemen and the Maghreb countries. 

  • 13.30 - 13.45 – Choir performances – choral groups “Proba” and “LeWhore” – “For Women’s Labor Rights” 
  • 13.45 – 14.00 – Activist performance – The members of Women in Black’s Network from Vlasotince
  • 14.00        - Socializing



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i Sort” i Beograd for at forhindre og stoppe krigene i ex-Jugoslavien i 90erne.

Ja dengang tilbage i 1992 hvor vi  igennem "Fredsaktion 92"  også i

Frederikshavn havde besøg af en af dem,. Sonja Prodanivic jf




Når man nu genlæser foredragsreferatet fra 1992, så vil man sande, at alt hvad

Sonja sagde her 18 år efter, at det stadig er lige relevant og faktisk meget

påtrængende at gentage.


















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