Warnings

Warning to the public following the cover page of NIN weekly magazine

Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality condemned the illustration on the cover page of NIN weekly magazine and said that by such gesture this weekly magazine has offended all victim of the Holocaust but also all citizens of Serbia. Using a photograph taken at the Dachau concentration camp NIN weekly attempted to send…

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Warning to the public following a newspaper column published in Politika daily

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality issued a warning to the public following newspaper columns published in Politika daily which contain impermissible and insulting justifications of recent cases of violence against women, intimate partner and domestic violence which resulted in death. By belittling and accusing women and by trivializing responsibility for such…

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Warning regarding frequent partner and domestic violence

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković  warns that for slightly more than a week, two women in Serbia were murdered in partner and domestic violence – first in Negotin and second in Bačka Palanka, while a women and her daughter, who already have been moved to safe house, were severely injured in Bela…

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Warning regarding the attack against a Roma pupil

Commissioner for the protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, strongly condemns the incident that happened in a school yard of elementary school in Belgrade. According to Danas daily newspaper, a group of eight grade pupils beat up a seventh grade pupil just because he is a member of the Roma national minority. Commissioner expects prompt and…

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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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