Violence against women

The definition of violence against women by United Nations documents

Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal social relations of power between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced to be in a subordinate position compared with men. Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of equality, development and peace.

Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women , UN General Assembly Resolution 48/104 of  December 20th1993. & Beijing Declaration - Platform for Action , para. 118 UN Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, in 1995. & Resolution 54/134 of the General Assembly of the UN 1999, when  the UN adopted the 25th November as the International Day Against Violence Against Women


CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA / Prohibition of discrimination / Article 21

Under the Constitution and the Law, all are equal.

Everyone has the right to equal protection of the law without discrimination.

Any form of discrimination, direct or indirect, on any grounds , particularly based on race, sex, nationality , social origin , birth, religion , political or other opinion, property status, culture , language, age or mental or physical disability is prohibited.


Denying human rights on the basis of race, based on the idea that some are races superior to others.