ANTIĆ: CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IS IMPORTANT FOR STATUS OF WOMEN IN SERBIA

Assistant Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Ivana Antić, stated that the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is very important for the status of women in Serbia.

“This convention is important for the elimination of all forms of discrimination, stereotypes, combatting violence, as well as the participation of women in the public and political life”, said the Assistant Minister.

Ivana Antić is a member of Serbian delegation, which is presenting the fourth report of the Republic of Serbia on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in the Palace of Nations in Geneva today.

“The role of state administration and local self-government is to create policies and adopt laws with a clear gender component”, said Antić.

Serbian delegation is presenting the report before the Committee of the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Serbia has been implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women for 38 years, and so far, four reports on its implementation have been submitted to the Committee of the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

The fourth interim report on the implementation of CEDAW was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia on its session held on 27 July 2017.