Staša Zajović

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Staša Zajović in 1999

Stanislava Staša Zajović (born 1953 in Nikšić, Yugoslavia, today Montenegro) is a Montenegrin peace activist. She is the co-founder and coordinator of Women in Black in Belgrade, Serbia.


She speaks Spanish, Italian and English.

As a feminist activist she has a lot of experience, from organizing street actions to working with refugees, women, etc.

She also initiated several women's network, like Women’s Peace Network,The International Network of Women’s Solidarity against War/International Women in Black Network, Network of Conscientious Objectors and Anti militarism in Serbia, The Coalition for a Secular State, etc.

She organized a lot of educational activities focusing on women’s human rights, women’s peace politics, interethnic and intercultural solidarity, women and power, and women and antimilitarism. She was instrumental in expanding the network of Women in Black in the world. For example, in her book Mujeres en pie de paz, Carmen Magallón relates that Stasa visit to Spain in 1993, her ideas and commitment, influenced the creation of the group Women in Black in that country.[1]

Staša Zajović is the author of numerous essays, articles and supplements in local, regional and international media, magazines and publications on women and politics, reproductive rights, war, nationalism and militarism, women’s resistance to war, and anti militarism (1992–present).

In 2017, Staša Zajović has signed the Declaration on the Common Language of the Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks and Montenegrins.[2]

She has been nominated for and she won a range of prizes and awards. Among these are the following:

Millennium Peace Prize, Honorary Citizenship of Tutin, Honorary Citizenship of Granada, etc.

Nominated for The Nobel Peace Prize as part of the 1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize campaign in 2005, also in 2005 and 2007 she was nominated for Newspaper Person of the Year by the daily Danas.


  1. ^ Carmen Magallón: Mujeres en pie de paz, Madrid, Siglo XXI, 2006.
  2. ^ Signatories of the Declaration on the Common Language, official website, retrieved on 2018-08-16.

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