Commissioner pointed to incorporation of gender issue in security concept

The issue of gender and security, ie the comprehensive inclusion of women, must be a high priority in future policy making, because women have a different perspective in perceiving different challenges, said Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic in Kragujevac at an evaluation meeting of focus groups on the implementation of Resolution 1325. Women, peace, security. ” According to her, the emergency situation in which we have been for almost a year and a half, has shown just that practically, women were the first line of defense, bearing an additional burden.

Jankovic also stressed that the institution of the Commissioner recognizes the importance of applying the concept of human security, and gender aspect within that, because it is, on the one hand, a prerequisite for social development, and on the other, an effective way to manage any crisis, such as pandemics, floods, etc. That is why the new security paradigm, which was primarily brought by the pandemic, must include a gender perspective, as well as numerous social actors at all levels, especially the local community, the commissioner pointed out.

The meeting in Kragujevac was attended by the head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Jan Bratu, as well as representatives of local mechanisms in Uzice, Valjevo, Veliko Gradiste, Nis, Kragujevac, Bor, Svilajnac, Boljevac, Novi Pazar, Sokobanja, Kraljevo and Paracin.

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