Announcement regarding the meeting of Commissioner with Pride 2017 organizers

On the occasion of upcoming “Pride Week” and “Pride”, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković had discussion with organizers of these events, Goran Miletić, Jovanka Todorović and Petar Žmak.

Commissioner supported organization of all activities during the “Pride Week” and stressed the importance of respecting all citizens’ rights that are guaranteed by Constitution and laws. She said that she expects that all planned activities will be held peacefully, as in previous years, and that all relevant authorities will continuously work to improve the position of LGBT population.

Organizers of the “Pride Week” also discussed with Commissioner about most common complaints for discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and prevention of violence, the most drastic form of discrimination. All meeting participants agreed that it is important to raise visibility of LGBT population in our society, because it would contribute to better understanding of the problem that members of this community are facing and eventually lead to decrease of discrimination and violence.

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