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Walk on the Occasion of 8th of March and Public Debate on the Topic Women Rights and Gender Equality

08.03.2014 12:00

As part of the Program "Share your knowledge become a mentor," the first event outside of Belgrade, will be held onin Novi Sad on Saturday March 8th 2014 starting at 12pm. The event will start with the walk on the occasion of Women's Day, in partnership with the Vital Voices, and continue with the public debate on the topic "Women's Rights and Gender Equality" which will be held in Independent Associatiaon of Journalist in Vojvodina (Zmaj Jovina 3/I)


 
Participants in the debate will discuss the state of women's rights in Serbia, as well as the history of the March 8th, with a reminder of the role of women and women's movements in the excersize of women rights.

 

AGENDA 

 

12.00 – 13.00 International Women’s Day Walk


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and informal conversation

 

14.00 - 14.05 Welcome note - Svetlana Stefanović, Program Manager, European Movement in Serbia


14.05 – 16.00 Women rights and gender equality

  • Nevena Petrušić, Commissioner for Gender Equality
  • Danica Todorov, Deputy Provincial Ombudsman
  • Marijana Pajvančić, Dean, Faculty of European, Leagal and Political Studies
  • Svenka Savić, Professor emeritus, University of Novi Sad
  • Dragana Todorović, Project Manager, Guarantee Fund of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
  • Julkica Stefanović, Program participant


Moderator: Zorana Antonijević, National Programme Officer at OSCE Mission to Serbia


Discussion 

The goal of the Program "Share Your Knowledge Become a Mentor" is to pair women leaders and accomplished experts in diverse professions with young women of similar interests and desire to succeed in professional life. Mentors share their knowledge and experience in order to equip mentees with tools and skills to start off their careers. Program thus contributes to creating opportunities for these women for making a move in the right direction on their path to advancing their career establishing a good starting point for future long term collaboration. Mentoring model is widely promoted internationally and has a very successful realization throughout. Taking into account our social and economic circumstances this model proves to be suitable for Serbia's target group – young women and Roma women.

 


*The "Share Your Knowledge - Become a Mentor 2013/2014" program is organized for the fourth year in a row by European Movement in Serbia with the cooperation and support of the Embassy of the United States and Erste Bank and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE ). The goal of this program is the economic and professional empowerment of women in Serbian society through exchange of experiences and knowledge between professional women leaders from different professions (business, public and civil sector) and younger women with similar interests and a desire to be successful in their fields. This will help create opportunities for these women to improve their career path in order to achieve positive change and to set a sound basis for future long-term cooperation. 

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