Improving Social and Economic Rights of Marginalized Groups
With the core support of “Olof Palme International Center”, the A 11 Initiative is working to improve social and economic rights protection of marginalized groups through an increase of participation of marginalized communities in a process of decision making. The mentioned aim is being conducted through the four mutually compatible groups of activities: information, solidarity, education, and protection.
Improved local integration of internally displaced persons through enhanced access to social rights
The goal of the project we are implementing with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to improve the protection and local integration of the most vulnerable internally displaced persons through better access to local integration and social rights (education, health, social protection, housing, and employment).
“Social Rights Days” is a manifestation organized by the A 11 Initiative, held for the first time in May 2022. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the forced eviction of the informal Roma settlement “Belvil”, an exhibition of photographs by Sanja Knežević and Nikola Radić Lucati was presented, a panel discussion on regional perspectives of economic and social rights was held, and the A 11 Initiative annual report on the state of economic and social rights in Serbia was presented.
The short documentary film “Life in Uzun Mirkova” shows the problems faced by internally displaced persons – beneficiaries of social housing settlement in Uzun Mirkova Street in Požarevac. Using the example of this settlement, the film illustrates the wider problem of the unsustainability of existing models of social housing in sheltered conditions and their unaffordability for those who are most vulnerable.
“Salvatore” is a movie about Roma men and women who are living in the city of Bujanovac, in the last collective centre in Serbia, 20 years after they were internally displaced from Kosovo.
This movie was created under the “Improved local integration of internally displaced persons through enhanced access to social rights” project funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
A significant number of people in Serbia are in a situation of homelessness, and an even larger number of people are at risk of becoming homeless. This film shows the problems these people face, from the perspective of organizations that are providing support to this vulnerable social group.
This movie was created with the support of Olof Palme International Center.