Warnings

Warning regarding the front page of daily newspaper Alo

  The day after marking of the International Day for Tolerance, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic warns the public that, in spite of progress, some cases in media reveal that offensive and insulting relation to certain social groups still exists. The latest example is the front page of daily newspaper Alo that…

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Announcement regarding statements of church’s dignitaries on the role of woman in the society

Serbia is a secular state, according to the Constitution, where everyone has the right to freely decide about giving birth to a child. Reproductive rights and freedoms belong to the human rights corpus which must not be questioned. Imposing of obligation for women to give birth and patriarchal pattern, as the only one acceptable, is…

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Warning to the public regarding the attack against journalists

The Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, strongly condemns the attack against TV Pink journalists Gordana Uzelac and Mara Dragović during protests outside the building of that television station. It is unacceptable that journalists are exposed to violence, especially when it comes to women in this profession who often face various forms of…

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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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