Statements

MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONER AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS

The Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, met with the president of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, academician Zoran Knežević, with whom, among other things, she discussed the necessity of greater representation of women in the membership of the academy and recommendations for measures to improve equality. The president of SASA…

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International Labor Day

The right to work is one of the most important human rights and a prerequisite for reducing poverty and social exclusion. That is why workers’ rights must be protected, and conditions, safety, and health at work must be improved, as well as the financial position of all employees, said Commissioner for the Protection of Equality,…

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Commissioner Janković sent a recommendation to mandatary Vučević

With the imminent formation of the new Government, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, has sent to mandatary Miloš Vučević a recommendation of measures for promoting equality, related to the need for a balanced representation of women and men in the future Government. In her recommendation, Commissioner Janković states that our country has…

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The Commissioner congratulated the World Roma Day

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, congratulates all Roma men and women the World Roma Day and points out that April 8 is also an opportunity to point out that progress has been made in the position of the Roma national minority, but that they are still discriminated against and marginalized. The position…

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Commissioner and Austrian Minister of Justice: Social inequality and communication with young people are challenges of the modern age

The Austrian Minister of Justice, Dr. Alma Zadic, visited the institution of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, and discussed with Commissioner Brankica Jankovic the necessity of respect for human rights, especially the right to equality as a fundamental principle of democracy. Both stressed that equality before the law is a precondition for the…

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Regular annual report of the Commissioner submitted to the National Assembly

The Commissioner for the Protection of Equality submitted to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia the fourteenth Regular annual report on the protection of equality for 2023. The largest number of citizens’ complaints in 2023 related to discrimination based on age and health status, disability, national affiliation or ethnic origin, gender, marital and…

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Brankica Janković: It is high time for a stimulating and safe environment for pregnant women and mothers in labor

The confession of a woman about her experience during childbirth and the death of her baby in the hospital in Sremska Mitrovica, as reported by the media, is deeply moving and worrying. The authorities must determine all the facts of this case. It is high time that we all, together as a society, create a…

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Commissioner and Atina “With girls and for girls”

We must empower young people at every step, and if we listen to the strong voices of girls and their proposals, I am sure that we will more easily get rid of gender stereotypes and many prejudices that create obstacles in all spheres of life, said Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, after…

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The tenth jubilee competition in the simulation of a trial in the field of discrimination has ended

The team of female students “Draga Ljočić” from the Faculty of Law of the University of Niš is the winner of the tenth jubilee competition “Moot Court”, a trial simulation in the field of protection against discrimination for final year law students, organized by the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality with the support of…

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The meeting “Women’s entrepreneurship – challenges and perspectives” was held

The development of female entrepreneurship represents an important driving force but also an underutilized potential for economic growth, which is why it is necessary to provide support and a stimulating environment for the economic empowerment of women, in which experience from the Republic of Slovenia can help us, said Commissioner for the Protection of Equality,…

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