canada-logoOn 23 February 2016 Conference on "Early, forced and child marriages in Serbia: Towards mapping problems and possible solutions"  was opened by Philip Pinnington, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, the opening statement on this subject was given by Brankica Janković, Commissioner for Equality and Gordana Stevanovic, Deputy Protector of citizens for children's rights and gender equality.

The right to education and training opportunities offered to Roma girls was subject interpreted by Angelina Skarep from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. She has also spoken on the necessity of looking at the Romani women's issues in the context of the general democratization of the society and achieving gender equality: Milan Lazic, coordinator for human security and gender equality in the social inclusion and poverty reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Experience in the field of the Roma community itself divided the Romani women activist networks Nada Đuričković, Radmila Nešić, Jasmina Todorovic.

This conference is the final event of the three projects, civil society organizations:

  • BIBIJA Roma Women's Center - EARLY MARRIAGES: A VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ROMA WOMEN
  • STOP child marriage, the Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac
  • Education towards the prevention of early marriages among members / ica Roma community, Belgrade Center for Human Rights

 

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