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19. December 2014.

Vranje – At yesterday's session of the Assembly of the town of Vranje, the mayor of the town Zoran Antic said that the construction works for the Safe House in Vranje had come to an end and that it would become operational by the end of the year.  According to him, water-supply workers are expected to complete all the tasks in the next seven to ten days, when the beginning of the operation of the Safe House in Vranje would be officially marked.  

In mid-January this year, a memorandum of understanding was signed in Vranje, which provided a condition for building in that city a safe house for women and children victims of violence in South Serbia.  

The Memorandum of Understanding was, then, signed by the mayor of Vranje, Zoran Antic, a representative of the US embassy in Serbia Sean Long and B92 Fund President Veran Matic.  That practically brought to an end the several years’ long activities for preparation of the construction of the facility.

The idea of ​​the project was proposed in 2009, while the newly built facility will be a regional Safe House for Women and Children Victims of Violence , who are now placed in a shelter that operates as part of the local Center for Social Work.

The house is around 200 m2 large and it will be possible to accommodate around 20 persons in it.  This will be the first safe house south of Nis.

Source: Jugmedia and Coordination Body