Empowering women in democratic process SERBIA Milica Jahura Youth of Democratic Party of Serbia
Current situation <ul><li>According to many studies ,  vulnerable groups in Serbia are  :  </li></ul><ul><li>minorities, t...
Inequality   <ul><li>Not fairly rewarded for their work </li></ul><ul><li>Not being promoted </li></ul><ul><li>L ower stat...
Business woman <ul><li>Forced   to renounce their right to  raise  a family </li></ul><ul><li>O ften impossible to balance...
What globalization has to offer? <ul><li>B etter network of their connections and the foundation of women’s organizations ...
Documents <ul><li>Serbia has signed the &quot;Education for All&quot; declaration and several other relevant European and ...
National Assembly <ul><li>In the last sitting of National Assembly was  11,2%  women MPs </li></ul><ul><li>Now we have  21...
Government <ul><li>26 ministers in Serbian Government </li></ul><ul><li>5 women ministers  </li></ul><ul><li>Minister of F...
Political parties <ul><li>No  Women's Party </li></ul><ul><li>One party with a female leader </li></ul><ul><li>Some politi...
Women Organizations <ul><li>N umerous women´s organisations that are very well-known and have high degree of influence on ...
NGO <ul><li>S ome of the most influential and powerful non-governmental organizations in Serbia are run by women, but beca...
Business <ul><li>I n the economy there are women´s associations and societies. </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Business W...
Employment <ul><li>Serbia needs  measures of support in the domain of social policy, labour and employment, such as:  </li...
P aradox   <ul><li>  H igh number of girls and women in the formal school system and at universities </li></ul><ul><li>F a...
Conclusion <ul><li>Women in decision-making positions in institutions mainly agree that in our society  there is gender di...
<ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Empowering women in democratic process SERBIA Milica Jahura Youth of Democratic Party of Serbia
  2. 2. Current situation <ul><li>According to many studies , vulnerable groups in Serbia are : </li></ul><ul><li>minorities, the disabled and women ! </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of family support </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional gender roles </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of role models </li></ul>
  3. 3. Inequality <ul><li>Not fairly rewarded for their work </li></ul><ul><li>Not being promoted </li></ul><ul><li>L ower status functions </li></ul><ul><li>D enied any real opportunity to show their true talents </li></ul>
  4. 4. Business woman <ul><li>Forced to renounce their right to raise a family </li></ul><ul><li>O ften impossible to balance both business and family responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of relevant networks and women’s mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Mobbing , Sexual harassment .. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What globalization has to offer? <ul><li>B etter network of their connections and the foundation of women’s organizations </li></ul><ul><li>The internet has allowed knowledge = opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>exposure of countries around the world to foreign cultures and peoples </li></ul><ul><li>promote national equality where there was once extreme inequality </li></ul>
  6. 6. Documents <ul><li>Serbia has signed the &quot;Education for All&quot; declaration and several other relevant European and international documents promoting gender equality </li></ul><ul><li>N ational documents, strategies and action plans focusing on gender issues, such as the &quot;National action plan for improving the position of women and promoting gender equality (2007-2010 ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. National Assembly <ul><li>In the last sitting of National Assembly was 11,2% women MPs </li></ul><ul><li>Now we have 21,2% women MPs (which is 51 of 250 seats) </li></ul><ul><li>Committee for gender equality </li></ul><ul><li>National Assembly is also chaired by a woman </li></ul><ul><li>52% of voters are women </li></ul><ul><li>The legal quota of 30% seats for the less represented gender has not yet been reached, due to incomplete legal solutions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Government <ul><li>26 ministers in Serbian Government </li></ul><ul><li>5 women ministers </li></ul><ul><li>Minister of Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Minister of Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Minister of Youth and Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society </li></ul><ul><li>Minister for National Investment Plan </li></ul>
  9. 9. Political parties <ul><li>No Women's Party </li></ul><ul><li>One party with a female leader </li></ul><ul><li>Some political parties have women networks and associations </li></ul><ul><li>All relevant political parties have women on high ranked positions.. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Women Organizations <ul><li>N umerous women´s organisations that are very well-known and have high degree of influence on political and social life </li></ul><ul><li>Women´s Government - a non-formal, non-profit, civic and expert group of popular women </li></ul><ul><li>E ducational programs , c ourses, training s , seminars, study groups, public lectures, project groups .. </li></ul>
  11. 11. NGO <ul><li>S ome of the most influential and powerful non-governmental organizations in Serbia are run by women, but because of their political engagement, they are exposed to more public animosity than their male colleagues . </li></ul><ul><li>BFPE, European Fund For the Balkans.. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Business <ul><li>I n the economy there are women´s associations and societies. </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Business Women stands for positive affirmation such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of credit mechanisms for women as a special target group </li></ul><ul><li>Granting a 3-year grace period for credits taken by women for start-up businesses. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Employment <ul><li>Serbia needs measures of support in the domain of social policy, labour and employment, such as:  </li></ul><ul><li>flexitime </li></ul><ul><li>making possible home-based work </li></ul><ul><li>opening a kindergarten inside the company in which the woman is employed </li></ul><ul><li>introducing tax relieves for employers who employ women </li></ul>
  14. 14. P aradox <ul><li>  H igh number of girls and women in the formal school system and at universities </li></ul><ul><li>F ar less women among the top earners, leaders, policy makers and important positions in society </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment among women in Serbia reached 27.4%, while unemployment among men 17.6% </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Women in decision-making positions in institutions mainly agree that in our society there is gender discrimination and it is usually hidden </li></ul><ul><li>The source lies in : </li></ul><ul><li>E conomic dependence of women </li></ul><ul><li>L ack of women’s initiative in Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of legal basis for gender equality.. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! </li></ul>

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