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Women Against War (Magazine)



Antimilitarism and non-violence are our spiritual orientation and our political choice. We reject military power and the production of arms for the killing of people, of human working nature, and for the domination of one sex, nation, or state over another.

We speak out for recognition of difference, reciprocity, respect for nature, and for development in accordance with the needs of the civil population, and not the civil and military oligarchy and their national interests.

Women have always defended their homelands by their work—the raising of children, giving emotional and material support to the elderly and powerless, all through their invisible and unpaid work in the home. Therefore, we think that our attachment to and love for our countries (homelands) in general does not require that we espouse whatever view held by in the army. We do not what to attain equality with men in that way. On the contrary, men must achieve equality with women by not exerting violence over women and not to making use of the army, but rather through participating in the bringing up of children, in housework, to care for the elderly and powerless….

The participation of women in the army, military institutions, or arms training—whether voluntary or obligatory—displays neither sexual equality nor military democratization. We advocate not only for a society without soldiers (male or female), but also for a society without the militaristic (soldierly) values which produce war, discrimination, violence, and aggression.


Women in Black

On street actions and actions in city squares
International network of women in black
International network of women`s solidarity against war
Curriculum vitae Stasa Zajovic

An Alternative History

Since the beginning of our activities, we have been urging for historical plurality and for writing otherness and difference into history.

The compilations "Women for Peace" represent women's testimonies on war and women's resistance to war, primarily in the area of the former Yugoslavia as well as throughout the world. So far, we have published nine compilations:

- "Women for Peace," 1993, 120 pages, in the local languages, Italian, and English.
- "Women for Peace," 1994, 292 pages, in the local languages, English, and Spanish.
- "Women for Peace," 1995, 296 pages, in the local languages, Spanish, and English.
- "Women for Peace," 1996, 296 pages, in the local languages, English, and Spanish.
- "Women for Peace," 1997, 309 pages, in the local languages, Italian, English, and Spanish.
- "Women for Peace," 1998, 310 pages, in the local languages and English.
- "Women for Peace," 1999, 352 pages, in the local languages and English.
- "Women for Peace," 2001, 400 pages, in the local languages and English.
- "Women for Peace," 2002, 368 pages, in the local languages, and in English in 2003.

- "I Remember," 1995 (reprinted in 1996), 148 pages, in the local languages, Italian, English, and Spanish (testimonies of women refugees).

- "War Deserters in the Former Yugoslavia,, a compilation, 1995, 50 pages, in the local languages, Italian, English, and Spanish.

Magazine "Women against War"

- Issue 1, 1994, 102 pages, texts in the local languages, Italian, English, and Spanish.
- Issue 2, 1994, 102 pages, texts in the local languages, Italian, English, and Spanish.

- Issue 3-4, 1995, 104 pages, texts in the local languages, Italian, English, and Spanish.

- A monograph by Neda Bozinovic, "Women's Issue in Serbia in the 19th and 20th Centuries," 1996 (reprinted in 2003), 276 pages (published in cooperation with Feminist '94).

- A photo-monograph "Women in Black," 2002, 89 pages.

Translations of literary works (in cooperation with Feminist '94):

- Virginia Wolf, "Three Guineas," 2001;
- Audrey Lorde, "Sister/ Outsider “

Educational material

- "Nothing is the same as prior to September 11th," compilation, 2001, 60 pages;
- "We Wish to Dance - We Wish to Play," translation, 2002, 98 pages;
- "Women's Peace Policy," compilation, 2002, 90 pages;
- "By Strengthening the Civic Society, We Create Peace," compilation, 2002, 106 pages;
- "Globalization: Problems, Dilemmas, Answers," compilation, 2003, 180 pages;
- "Women, Health, Disarmament," compilation, 2003, 162 pages.

In addition, over this period we have shaped the look of anti-war resistance, and we have published: women's peace agendas, peace calendars, posters, postcards, stickers, leaflets, flyers, etc.


Jug Bogdanova Belgrade , 11 000
44° 49' 24.96" N, 20° 27' 1.08" E
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Zene u crnom (Women in Black)
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Serbian, Italian, English, Spainish
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October 9, 1991—October 9, 2006 Publishing Activities From 1993 to 2005, we published ten Women for Peace anthologies. The number of pages varied from 120 to 440. All anthologies are in Serbian and English, four are in Spanish, and two are in Italian. From 1994 to 1995, we published four issues of the magazine Women against War in Serbian, English, Spanish and Italian. Monographs Neda Božinović, ‘Women’s Issues in Serbia in the 19th and 20th Centuries,’ 1996 (and a reprint in 2003), 276 pages. (printed in cooperation with Feminist ’94). Neda Božinović, ‘The Continuity of the Struggle for Peace and Women’s Rights,’ 2006, 52 pages. ‘Women in Black and Women’s Groups from Kosovo,’ 2006, 190 pages. Photomonographs ‘Women in Black,’ 2002, 89 pages. Translated Literary Works (Together with Feminist ’94) Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas, 2001. Audre Lourde, Sister/Outsider, 2002 Jane Berry, Rising up in Response, 2005, 178 pages. Educational Material - Nothing is the Same as Before September 11th, compilation, 2001, 60 pages; - We Wish to Dance - We Wish to Play, translation, 2002, 98 pages; - Women's Peace Policy, compilation, 2002, 90 pages; - By Strengthening Civil Society, We Create Peace, compilation, 2002, 106 pages; - Globalization: Problems, Dilemmas, and Answers, compilation, 2003, 180 pages; - Women, Health and Disarmament, compilation, 2003, 162 pages; - Another Power is Possible, compilation, 2004, 78 pages; - Women, Peace Security, compilation, 2005, 186 pages; - Confronting the Past—A Feminist Approach, compilation, 2005, 232 pages; - Gender, Nation, Identity, in English, 2005, 222 pages; - From the Patriarchal Construction to Alternative Politics, 2006, 208 pages; - Warning Signs of Fundamentalism and Feminist Responses, 2006, 244 pages. Notebooks - Women, Peace and Democracy - Confronting the Past—A Feminist Approach - Peace, Women’s Human Rights and Solidarity - Women’s Peace Politics - Warning Signs of Fundamentalism - The Women’s Peace Coalition Magazines Women against War: In 1994 and 1995, we published four issues of the magazine in Serbian, English, Italian and Spanish. Objection: Nine issues of this magazine for antimilitarism and conscientious objection were produced from 1996 to 1999. Aesthetic Antiwar Resistance We printed more than a thousand copies of dozens of posters and stickers, more than a thousand copies of hundreds of leaflets, more than a thousand peace postcards, and more than a thousand peace and feminist T-shirts. Photographic exhibits on the activities of Women in Black have been presented in Serbia and abroad (in Germany, Italy, Spain, the USA, Croatia, and at EXPO 2000). A large quality of documentary material has been filmed about Women in Black, of which we produced the films Žene u crnom (Women in Black) in 1997 and Uvek neposlusne (Always Disloyal) in 2006. Awards and Honors Millennium Peace Prize, awarded by UNIFEM in 2001; Three nominations for the Nobel Prize for Peace (as a group in 2001 and 2003 and Staša Zajović as an individual in 2005); The Konstantin Obradović Prize for Human Rights, 2005. Nomination for the Saharov Prize, awarded by the European Parliament, 2006; and many other prizes. 15th ANNIVERSARY OF WOMAN IN BLACK