“Serbia is the first country in the region and one of the few in the world to have conducted a study on gender equality in the field of transport,” said the secretary of state at the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zoran Lakicevic.
“The study is a pioneering effort for Serbia and the first important step towards achieving greater gender equality in the transport sector. We want to work to improve the quality of life of all our citizens, and therefore the improvement of transport services will be one of the important points of the new mobility strategy,” Lakicevic adds.
“The analysis, which will serve as the basis for the drafting of the National Transport Strategy, showed that out of the total number of women employed, only 2.3% work in the transport sector, and that women use public transport twice as much as men to go to work because only 37% of them have a driver’s license. All of this affects mobility, limits it and deprives women of numerous social activities, ”Lakicevic said.
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According to him, this study will also have an impact on other sectors, because the status of gender equality in mobility reflects a wider situation in society.
“In recent years, Serbia has improved its legislation and its mechanisms regarding gender equality, particularly in the fight against violence against women,” said Lakicevic, adding that Serbia is one of the few countries in the world which has introduced gender-sensitive budgeting, meaning that the implementing gender principle in budget planning has become a legal obligation.
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