Statements

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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Commissioner Jankovic congratulates Serbian Para Athletes

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic sends sincere greetings to Serbian para athletes Milos Zaric, Nebojsa Djuric, Zeljko Dimitrijevic who won golden medals in their disciplines, as well as to Milos Mitic, Drazenko Mitrovic, Dusko Sretenovic, Nemanja Dimitrijevic and Saska Sokolov who won bronze medals at the European Para Athletics Championship in Berlin….

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Commissioner’s Initiative to improve position of older citizens in rural areas

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic sent an Initiative to the Ministry of Labor, Veteran and Social Issues for the amendment of the Law on Social Protection, in part related to defined size of land area as a general condition for the realization of right to financial aid for individuals or families. The…

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Ministry of Health acted upon the recommendation issued by Commissioner Brankica Jankovic in case of Special Hospital for Internal Diseases in Vrnjacka Banja

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic welcomes the Minister of Health decision to dismiss the management and solve the problem in Special Hospital for Internal Diseases in Vrnjacka Banja, where dialysis machines have been out of function since ten years ago. This decision came after Commissioner issued a recommendation of measures aimed to…

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Announcement regarding the European Commission Recommendations related to equality bodies

European Commission adopted Recommendation on equality bodies’ standards in order to ensure independence and improve efficiency of national equality bodies. With this Recommendation, the standards related to authority of equality institutions are defined, including resources and adequate powers.   National equality bodies are the central element of institutional system for the protection of equality. Those…

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Announcement on the occasion of the World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

On the occasion of 15 June, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković stressed that loneliness, health condition or dependence on help of others, make older persons more exposed to the risk of abuse, especially when we know that violence against older persons often remains unnoticed, because they fell…

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