Announcement on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic congratulates the International Day for Tolerance, 16 November, to all citizens of Serbia, reminding that equality and tolerance are universal values, cultivated by every democratic society.

“No regulation is enough for the achievement of full equality, because it is necessary that every one of us understands the significance of tolerance, to be able to recognize discrimination and to know how to fight it. It seems that a great number of citizens are exposed to discrimination in these times of various challenges. But, we must not forget about members of sensitive social groups who are more exposed to discrimination and have difficulties to achieve some of the basic human rights. Thus, it is of outmost importance that we all together work on the building of tolerant and equal society, where everyone has the right to a dignified living and equal chances to develop its full potentials and possibilities in all areas of social life, regardless of his or her personal characteristics”, said Commissioner.

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality marks the International Day for Tolerance as its own day, dedicating it to the improvement of gender equality. At the regular Annual conference, the institution presented the results of data analysis of gender equality at the local level in Serbia that would serve as the ground for further follow-up of condition and improvement regarding the implementation of the gender equality principle.

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