December 10, 2014

Declaration against violence – Kosovska Mitrovica

CARE partner organization Synergy has organized two-day activities in North Kosovska Mitrovica. The first one took place on the 9th and included around 50 members of Synergy/the Be a man Club, this was the “Nasilje je naopako!” campaign and our members took photos all around the city, including frequent streets and other places which are known to the population in North Kosovska Mitrovica.

Each member turned their upper clothes upside-down in order to show his disagreement with violence. The second activity was the signing of the Declaration for preventing violence. This campaign gathered around 200 younger citizens.

During the second activity, Synergy cooperated with the Technical school “Mihailo Petrović – Alas”, including the principal of the school and other school staff who expressed their support by attending our activity. Among those who signed our Declaration were students of three secondary schools in North Kosovska Mitrovica, pupils from two elementary schools and students from the University in Priština with a temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica. The entire action lasted for two hours. Media also showed up, among which were TV Most, TV Kiss, Radio Kontakt Plus, and a newspaper called Jedinstvo. So far, Radio Kontakt Plus published an article regarding our activity. Also, two Facebook pages with more than 30.000 “likes” from North Kosovska Mitrovica announced our activity. Other NGOs also participated and signed the Declaration. Once again, our organization has been seen as the only one actively dealing with issues such as violence in a public way.

All activities have been posted on our Facebook pages (Омладински едукативни клуб – Синергија and Буди мушко клуб (БМК), Косовска Митровица).

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