Warnings

Warning regarding attacks against transgender persons

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, warned that there were two brutal attacks against transgender persons in the last 10 days and that she expected that the authorities would find and apprehend the perpetrators. Commissioner said that physical violence represents the most drastic violation of human rights and is the end result discrimination…

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Warning for the Public Regarding the Statement of Emergency Department Chief in Čačak Hospital

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, condemns the statement of Biljana Kovačević, Emergency Department Chief in Čačak hospital, who said at the press conference in Čačak General Hospital: “You know, time is running out for all of us in some service, a nurses aged 23 and 53, working in emergency department, cannot provide…

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Warning to the public on the violence against women

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, hereby warns the public that the number of women who experienced violence in family and partner relations continues to grow on daily basis in this year too. Yesterday’s example of a woman that was brutaly murdered just because she wanted to divorce her husband so as…

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Warning to the public regarding sexist statements of Dušan Marić

Brankica Jankovic, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, strongly condemns sexist and misogynic statements and attitudes of Dušan Marić, a columnist in Afera Magazine. Kurir daily newspaper published parts of the article „Serbian gynecologists have murdered  a city as large as  Belgrade in 10 years“, originally published by Afera weekly magazine, where author accused women…

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Warning regarding possible establishment of the State Council for Fighting Abortion

Reacting to the announcement that a State Council for Fighting Abortion will be established, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković pointed to Articles 44 and 63 of Constitution of the Republic of Serbia. According to the Constitution, everyone has the right to freely decide about giving birth to a child. Although Serbia…

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Warning to the public regarding misogynic and sexist statements in Afera magazine

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality strongly condemned sexist and misogynic statements and views of Dušan Marić, author of a column published in Afera weekly magazine on 7 December 2016. In this article women were not just insulted and humiliated, but the problem of violence itself was relativized. By claiming that women…

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Warning on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković warned the public about frequent cases of gender based violence that often end tragically – with murder. The recent case of a woman working for the Ministry of Interior, who was shot and…

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Warning to the public following threats directed to journalists

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality strongly condemned anonymous death threats made to journalists Nedim Sejdinović and Dinko Gruhonjić and their families. These threats represent serious form of discrimination and go towards instigating racial, ethnic and religious intolerance, said the Commissioner stressing that she expects that the competent authorities would address the…

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Press release regarding inappropriate statements targeting women politicians and women in general
Warning to the Public Following the Physical Assault Commited Against a Para Taekwondo Athlete

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality strongly condemned physical assault against Dušan Marisavljević, a para taekwondo athlete who was wearing insignia of a sports team at the time of attack. The Commissioner warned that violence against fans of compeating sports clubs is escalating and has become a serious problem in our society…

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Warning about assault on LGBT activist Boban Stojanović

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, strongly condemns the assault against Boban Stojanović, LGBT activist, and expects from competent authorities to apprehend and punish the assailants. Commissioner Janković said that every type of violence, threat and hate speech against members of any minority or vulnerable group, including LGBT population, must be sanctioned adequately….

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