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Headshot of Jelena Hrnjak.



Ethical, Political, and Social Challenges for Civil Society Organizations in Serbia in Addressing Violence against Migrant and Refugee Women and Girls
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Please join the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute for a lecture by Jelena Hrnjak. Moderated by Tanya Domi.

Jelena Hrnjak is a women’s rights activist from Serbia. For almost a decade worked as a journalist in Switzerland and Serbia and graduated from the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Belgrade. As a Programme Manager of NGO Atina, Jelena has managed the organization’s work for the past 14 years and is strongly committed to direct support and long-term assistance to women and children, victims of human trafficking and gender-based violence. She is considered one of the most experienced professionals in combating human trafficking in Serbia, especially in programming and supporting children who have survived sexual exploitation. She is also an international expert on human trafficking within the Council of Europe.