Jelena Djordjevic

30 September 2005
As a feminist activist (on the left in the photo!) I work on issues around trafficking in women, gender-based violence and sexual minorities in Serbia and Montenegro, and South Eastern Europe. I am one of the co-founders of Anti Trafficking Center - ATC (local NGO) – in Serbia working on combating trafficking in women and girls by focusing on the causes of the problem. My experience includes developing training curriculums on trafficking for institutions and associations, providing education to different target groups, leading awareness raising campaigns, reporting on the violations of human rights of victims of trafficking, and representing the NGO’s work within the National Team for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. I have also represented the NGO’s work in meetings of the Stability Pact Task Force Working Body for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. After developing ideas for media research that was conducted by a number of stakeholders internally, I co-edited the Manual for Journalists published in Serbia in 2003 as a tool for journalists on how to write on the issue of trafficking.
I am active in the International Women in Black Movement, the V-Day movement for stopping violence against women and also in the Network of Sex Work Projects.

Currently, I work with the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights on research exploring the concept of sustaining activism, which seeks to identify practical ways to provide greater support to women’s activism.

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals

To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.

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