UNFPA calls for the realisation of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education. UNFPA works in more than 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people with the mission to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA Country Office in Serbia opened in 2006. Work of UNFPA in Serbia is aligned with national priorities, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2016-2020), the UNFPA Strategic Plan, 2014-2017 and the country’s aspiration for European integration. Applying a human rights-based approach in all interventions, activities of UNFPA are guided by four key priorities: (a) access to affordable, integrated sexual and reproductive health services that are of high quality and meet human rights standards; (b) strengthened accountability in order to eliminate all forms of discrimination; (c) empowerment of marginalized groups; and (d) development of human rights-based population policies. The programming strategies include advocacy, policy dialogue and advice, capacity building and knowledge management.

CARE is a leading non-governmental organization for assistance and development that is fighting global poverty. Independent from the influence of politics and religion, each year we operate in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, reaching almost 60 million people in poor communities.

CARE helps combat the root causes of poverty so that people can take care of themselves. CARE is often one of the first organizations to provide emergency aid to survivors after natural disasters and wars, and then, when the immediate crisis is over, we help people rebuild their lives. While CARE is a large international organization with 12,000 employees around the world, we have a very local presence: 97% of our staff are nationals of countries in which our programs are implemented.

The study and its dissemination were conducted within the Joint Project Integrated Response to Violence against Women and Girls in Serbia II, through the partnership of UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Serbia and led by the Coordination Body for Gender Equality. The overall objective of the Integrated Response to Violence against Women and Girls in Serbia II is the development of social and institutional environment that will contribute to zero tolerance and elimination of violence against women in Serbia. Joint actions of UN agencies and Governmental bodies contribute to solving the problem of domestic violence and violence in partner relations, enhance support to women, girls and their families and create society which does not tolerate violence. The project is implemented with the generous support of the Government of Sweden.