United Nations in Serbia.
UN IN SERBIA: CONTRIBUTION TO PREVENTING AND COMBATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN SERBIA
This paper shows activity of UN in Serbia in the field of preventing violence and improving the system of protecting women from violence. The first part considers violence against women in global and local context with review of comparative international studies about prevalence of violence against women in the world, as well as review of researches on national level carried out in the Western Balkan countries. The second part describes the context in which UN acted during the last decade and in what way UN contributed to establishment of institutional approach, which recognizes close bond between gender inequality and violence against women as most usual manifestation of gender discrimination. The third and forth parts show in what way UN agencies are being connected in order to achieve coordinated support to local subjects in the fighting violence against women from different mandates perspective.