Statements

Press release on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, extended her congratulations to all citizens of Serbia, stressing that seven decades following the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, violations of enshrined rights still persist and that their purpose which is to protect the…

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Statement on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Protecting persons with disabilities is one of the most important elements of developing, economic and social policy, while attitude toward endangered groups reflects accomplished level of respecting human rights and progress in the society, stresses Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Commissioner indicates that…

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Commissioner: Slow change of attitude towards persons with AIDS

Discrimination of persons who live with HIV and AIDS is still present in Serbia, while the latest survey about attitude of media to discrimination, conducted by Commissioner, revealed that social distance toward these citizens is still existing, said Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic on the occasion of 1 December, World AIDS Day. Persons…

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

On the occasion of 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic warns that domestic violence is still an enormous social problem that shows in the most drastic way that system of protection and prevention of gender based violence must be more efficient. In order…

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Commissioner established Annual Reward for the Municipality / City of Equal Opportunities

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, as the central state institution whose mandate is to promote equality in all social relations and to protect all social groups against discrimination established the ANNUAL AWARD FOR MUNICIPALITY / CITY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES for all local self-governments in Serbia, with aim to promote and strengthen equality in all…

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Statement on the occasion of World Day for Decent Work

On the occasion of 7 October, World Day for Decent Work, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic stresses that the right to work is one of the basic human rights and that we all should work intensively to create conditions for all people, to be able to provide decent living for them and…

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Commissioner’s statement regarding billboard advertisement for “Lidl” company

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic considers the billboard that advertises the beginning of operations of “Lidl” company as inappropriate and offensive. Visual and text, which portrait woman as a low price and men as a high quality, is a gender stereotype that insults dignity of women. Commissioner Jankovic welcomes the coming of…

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Warning regarding the insulting of Prime Minster Ana Brnabic

Condemning the insults that Zeljko Veselinovic sent to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic stated that the work of the Government and politicians may be criticized in an appropriate and decent manner, without offensive, humiliating, degrading and sexist insults. By respecting other people’s differences, we show how much we…

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Statement about Proposal for the assessment of constitutionality

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic submitted a Proposal for assessing of constitutionality and legality of several provisions of the Law on the Financial Support for the Family with Children to the Constitutional Court of Serbia. In the Proposal for assessing of constitutionality, Commissioner Jankovic points out, among other things, to the unequal…

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Statement regarding the recommendation to Minister Popovic

Regarding the numerous media issues related to the recommendation to the Minister for Innovation and Technological Development Nenad Popovic to apologize to the LGBT community due to a discriminatory statement, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic said that the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination is clear, the same for all, that…

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