On the occasion of March 8, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, organized a traditional tour of one of the municipalities in Serbia that is successful in implementing equality. This year, it is Arandjelovac, a municipality that received the Commissioner’s “City / Municipality of Equal Opportunities” award for 2019. Together with the commissioner, Arandjelovac was also visited by the ambassadors of Canada – H.E Kati Csaba, Israel – H.E. Alona Fischer Kamm and Romania – H.E. Oana-Cristina Popa, as well as the director of UNICEF in Serbia – Regina De Dominicis.
At the beginning of the visit, a meeting was held with the most successful local female entrepreneurs, women in management positions in Arandjelovac, representatives of the Commission for Gender Equality and associations dealing with women’s empowerment and gender equality. The host of the meeting was the president of the municipality of Arandjelovac, Bojan Radović.
I am extremely proud of women from smaller communities who, despite numerous obstacles and prejudices, stand out with their entrepreneurship, independence and determination, giving the younger generations an example of being able to stay in their place and be successful, the commissioner pointed out. Personally, I know how difficult it is to achieve that when you do not have the privilege to be born in a big city, and that is why I think it is very important to be heard about them all over Serbia, and thanks to my guests also in other parts of the world.
The commissioner and ambassadors visited the museum and the production of local handicrafts in Arandjelovac.