Women’s participation in public and security issues is essential for achieving sustainable development, promoting peace and security, and advancing gender equality, and Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace, and Security is one of the key instruments for the changes that must be made in the time to come, said Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, at the expert conference “Challenges and Opportunities of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda – Perspectives from Southeast Europe and Ukraine”, which was held in Ljubljana, organized by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.
Within the panel “Enabling and strengthening women’s voice in public and security issues,” Janković presented Serbia’s experiences in the implementation of Resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council, highlighted the importance of the results achieved by our country, and presented recommendations for the next National Action Plan (NAP) for implementation of Resolution 1325. The Commissioner stated that Serbia is starting a new consultative process for the adoption of the third National Action Plan, as well as that the institution of the Commissioner will support this process to the maximum. She pointed out that several meetings have already been organized with representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Network of Women in the Police, and representatives of the Ministry of Defense, where a mutual understanding was reached on this issue, and more intensive cooperation was agreed upon in the future.
After the end of the conference, Commissioner Janković had meetings with Eva Tomić, advisor for human rights and environmental protection in the Cabinet of the President of Slovenia, and Peter Svetin, Slovenian human rights ombudsman.