Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic spoke at the meeting held on the occasion of new master studies “Law and Gender” that would be developed and implemented within strategic partnership between the Faculty of Law at Belgrade University and consortium of experts from the faculties from Italy, Sweden, Germany and Spain, called LAWGEM.
Emphasizing that many decisions in our judicial and administrative system are still being made under the influence of gender stereotypes and prejudices, and that this problem is even more present among politicians and MPs, Commissioner Jankovic says that it is very important to educate law students in a gender sensitive manner, since it is an investment in better creation and implementation of legislation with aim to equally respect and protect the rights of every individual, regardless of sex and other protected characteristics. Commissioner stressed that the institution of Commissioner for Protection of Equality would provide every kind of support during the development of these master studies.
Rector of the University in Belgrade, Prof. Ivanka Popovic PhD also expressed her support to “Law and Gender” studies. She welcomed colleagues from European universities and emphasized that joint expert work on the implementation of this master program will have great significance for professional academic community and the University.
LAWGEM manager, Prof. Dragica Vujadinovic, presented the main goals of this project, along with new master program “Law and Gender”, which are: publishing of textbook, constitution of gender equality legal clinic as well as online platform for long-life learning that will be available for wider public as a resource for improving of knowledge and practice in the area of combating gender based discrimination.