Prior to the Global Fund, Violeta worked for WITNESS, an international rights organization which uses video as a tool for human rights advocacy. She has produced videos that have been screened at the US Congress, the State Department, the United Nations, the Council of Europe and at advocacy events worldwide.
For seven years, beginning in the early 1990s, she worked as a gender violence counselor in the former Yugoslavia. There, she organized outreach and humanitarian support services for women violence survivors, refugees, and ethnic minorities. She also organized campaigns to strengthen civil movements in protest of nationalism and war while in Yugoslavia. Violeta has worked with the Women in Black, the Autonomous Women’s Center, and the SOS Hotline for Women and Children Victims of Violence.
Watch Violeta talk about her vision for resource mobilization for women's organizations in the Europe/CIS region.