CEDEM publishes the results of a survey on the socio-economic situation of women victims of violence, conducted within the project “Women’s Empowerment Initiative: Education for Gender Equality”, conducted by CEDEM in partnership with the Montenegrin Women’s Lobby, with the support of the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights .
Montenegro has recognized the problem of violence and faces and deals with it on a daily basis, through the work of its institutions. However, despite the fact that there is a system for combating violence and that every institution and all its employees are trying to do their job properly and to the end, it seems that much remains to be done in order to win this, certainly difficult fight. .
By dealing exclusively with the act committed by the perpetrator, the state unjustly puts the perpetrator in the center of attention, while “leaving” the victim alone, without much-needed support and protection, at least during the “until” sentencing, and very often later, because the punishments are too lenient and do not achieve the goal.
It is necessary to establish a complete system of support for victims of violence as soon as possible, to establish a crisis center and a safe house, to work on interconnection and cooperation of all institutions participating in the fight against violence, but also on prevention, education and specialization.