Only 4% of women in Serbia hold important positions

President of the Coordinating Body for Gender Equality, Zorana Mihajlović, assessed as “devastating” the fact that only 4% of women in Serbia hold the position of director, chairperson or member of supervisory boards, and called on everyone to do more to change the current situation in this matter.

Zorana Mihajlović also underlined that the data shows that women do not enjoy the same conditions or the same speed of career advancement as men and that this is a phenomenon that needs to be addressed. “Do not tell me that there are not more capable and qualified women who can hold higher positions. We need to work harder to change our way of thinking,” Mihajlović added.

Milana Rikanović, head of the UN Women office in Serbia, said that gender inequalities are present in almost every aspect of our lives, from social to economic. “The recently published Gender Equality Index showed us progress in some areas, but at the same time, estimated that it will take 59 years to achieve full gender equality. The research is extremely important because the mapping of existing problems and practices gives us guidelines to achieve a gender-equal society as soon as possible,” she said.

The meeting, with the presentation of the results of the said research, was organized by the Coordinating Body for Gender Equality, the National Assembly and the Congress of Serbian-American Friendship with the support of the Philip Morris Company.

(Nova, 09.02.2022)



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