Statements

Announcement regarding the attack on football players of African origin in Krusevac

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic strongly condemns the attack on players of FK Napredak, that occurred on Sunday evening in Pionirski park in Krusevac, when football players of African origin were verbally and physically attacked just because of their skin color. Considering that exposing somebody to hate speech and physical violence on grounds…

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PRESS RELEASE

Regarding complaints procedures initiated upon complaints filed on account of inaccessibility of certain facilities, which were successfully concluded by mediation at the proposal of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic, the Commissioner met with the representatives of the Center for Independent Living of Persons with Disabilities, the City Election Commission, city municipalities…

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PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković said that this day is a stark reminder and a warning as to how dangerous discrimination is and what grim consequences in the course of human history it has had.   Violation of human rights and instigation…

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Commissioner with representatives of associations for patients’ rights

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic held a meeting with the representatives of association National Rare Diseases Organizations of Serbia and Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia. It was emphasized at the meeting that these associations submitted an Initiative for assessing of constitutionality of the Law on Financial Support to Family with Children,…

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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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