Warnings

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

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković warned the public about frequent cases of gender based violence that often end tragically – with murder. The recent case of a woman working for the Ministry of Interior, who was shot and…

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Warning to the public following threats directed to journalists

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality strongly condemned anonymous death threats made to journalists Nedim Sejdinović and Dinko Gruhonjić and their families. These threats represent serious form of discrimination and go towards instigating racial, ethnic and religious intolerance, said the Commissioner stressing that she expects that the competent authorities would address the…

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Press release regarding inappropriate statements targeting women politicians and women in general
Warning to the Public Following the Physical Assault Commited Against a Para Taekwondo Athlete

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality strongly condemned physical assault against Dušan Marisavljević, a para taekwondo athlete who was wearing insignia of a sports team at the time of attack. The Commissioner warned that violence against fans of compeating sports clubs is escalating and has become a serious problem in our society…

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Warning about assault on LGBT activist Boban Stojanović

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, strongly condemns the assault against Boban Stojanović, LGBT activist, and expects from competent authorities to apprehend and punish the assailants. Commissioner Janković said that every type of violence, threat and hate speech against members of any minority or vulnerable group, including LGBT population, must be sanctioned adequately….

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Warning over domestic and partner violence

The massacre in Žitište near Zrenjanin, as well as the murder of a woman in the village of Drenovac near Knjaževac in less that 24 hours are the last alarm to all competent services and authorities to react urgently in order that the adequate and timely measures would be taken to prevent partner violence which…

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Warning regarding newspapers’ articles

Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality condemns insulting and belittling articles against LGBT persons that have been published recently in certain printed media outlets, as well as unacceptable sensationalistic reporting on violence against women. The Commissioner stresses that when reporting on violence against any social group, the rights and dignity of victims of…

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Warning to the public regarding latest murder cases in partner violence

A dramatic fact that in the last 24 hours two women have been murdered in Serbia in intimate partner violence is the latest alarm for all competent services and authorities to undertake urgent measures and improve the system of protection from violence against women, the Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Ms Brankica Janković warns.  …

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Warning to the public regarding the offensive billboard advertisment

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Ms Brankica Janković condemns billboard advertisments throughout Vojvodina associating women with an agricultural product in a derogatory way, as highly inappropriate and insulting. The content objectifying women, together with the stereotype on giving birth as an only role of woman is deeply discriminatory, it insults the dignity of women and…

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Warning to the public regarding the attack on LABRIS activist

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Ms Brankica Janković strongly condemns brutal physical attack on Lesbian organisation Labris’s activist Dragoslava Barzut and another three young women and requests prompt reaction of competent authorities, so to bring to the end all physical attacks motivated by homophobia. „It is absolutely unacceptable and to strongly condemn attacking women who…

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Warning to the public regarding the attack on LGBT activist

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Ms Brankica Janković strongly condemns physical attack on LGBT activist Predrag Azdejkovic and calls for prompt reaction of competent authorities. „Verbal threats and physical assaults are absolutely unacceptable and it is the duty and the responsibility of Police to protect all citizens regardless of their sexual orientation or any other…

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