Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
10.10.2013

Conference on the achievements and challenges in the implementation of the NAP 1325



Conference "Independent monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the National Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace and Security in Serbia" was held in the Small Hall of the National Assembly.

The audience was welcomed by the Women's Parliamentary Network coordinator Biljana Hasanovic Korac, Director of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy Sonja Stojanovic Gajic and representative of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Asja Varbanova.

In the two panels, the participants discussed the achievements and challenges in the implementation of the NAP 1325 in Serbia since its adoption in 2010. The representative of the Women in Black organisation, Gordana Subotic, and researcher in the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy Maja Bjelos talked about the areas in which the goals of Resolution 1325 have been best achieved, what should be changed or prioritised regarding the practice in Serbia, the remaining two years of the NAPimplementation, and what are the greatest achievements in its implementation.

During the discussion, the Director of the Strategic Research Institute of the Ministry of Defence and Adviser to the Minister of Defence for Gender Equality Jovanka Saranovic presented what the Ministry of Defence does in the implementation of the NAP 1325 and expressed satisfaction with the results achieved so far. She also underlined the contribution of the Ministry of Defence in the regional project which deals with the support of the integration of gender equality into the security sector reform in the Western Balkans.

During the second part of the conference, MP and President of the Commission for monitoring the implementation of the NAP 1325 Zlata Djeric and the Commissioner for the protection of the equality Nevena Petrusic discussed the independent monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the NAP in Serbia, the achievements and the manner of implementation of the Government policy and Government regulations in the area of gender equality and protection from discrimination as well as the problems of implementation of the NAP at the local level.

At the end of the Conference, the award ceremony for the best media coverage on the topic of women in the security sector was held in the prize competition of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy. MP Marija Obradovic, a member of the jury, presented the awards to the winners of the competition – Biljana Jovicic (RTS) for the first place, Slobodan Malesev (Radio Active Becej) and Ivana Konstantinovic (B92) for joint second place and Biljana Kuzmanovic (TV Lav) for winning the third place.