Project: Firearms Misuse and its Impact on Gender-based Violence

Focus group conducted in Krusevac

The CENTRE team conducted a focus groups with Roma women in Krusevac in cooperation with Romani Cikna this Friday, February 10, 2017. The focus group was organized within the project "Addressing Firearms Misuse and the Impact on Gender-based Violence through Civil Action and Public Advocacy". The data will be collected through focus groups in five cities and towns in Serbia and through interviews with representatives of institutions will be used to prepare a study and internet platform. The study and the platform are aimed at raising awarness among CSOs that deal with GBV, media and citizens in general. The project is supported through the MATRA programme of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Romani Cikna is an organization based in Krusevac that primarily works with Roma women. CENTRE has successfully cooperated with Romani Cikna on previous projects. In addition, Romani Cikna conducted a research on the safety of young Roma men and women aged between 18 and 30 years in three Roma settlements in the city of Krusevac in October 2016. The research was done under the support of ODIHR / CPRSI from Warsaw and more information about the results is available here.