Announcement of the event: Women in rural areas of Serbia – (in)visible success
Women in rural areas of Serbia – (in)visible success – is the topic of the second Forum for Gender Policies, which is jointly organized by the Women’s Platform for the Development of Serbia and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, on 15 July from 12h to 18h.
The keynote speakers at the forum will be Prof. Dr. Marija Babović (Women’s Platform for the Development of Serbia/SECONS), Ljiljana Gusić (Breathe Life), Jasmina Kostić (Association of Rural Women of Čajetina), Marija Luković Sredić (ethno village Gostoljublje), Marija Blagojević (Women’s Cooperative Kosjerka). The forum will be moderated by Svetlana Stefanović (Women’s Platform for the Development of Serbia/ BFPE).
The forum can be followed via the Zoom platform https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SgZyzRrmP4vbZbDDLL28-kxoQbc2oQHHtmljiH39028/edit?usp=sharing
The forum will be held live in the ethno village “Gostoljublje” (Ražana).
Since 2014, the Women’s Platform for the Development of Serbia has been continuously monitoring the field of agriculture and rural development and making efforts with its analyses and initiatives to contribute to the improvement of the social and economic position of women in rural areas and their stronger influence on decision-making and change in sustainable development in local communities.
The local public policies in the agriculture and rural development sector are predominantly gender neutral. They do not recognize the role that women in rural areas play for the survival of the farm, the prosperity of the rural community and the continuity of rural development. Women are insufficiently involved in decision-making, they are not asked about the model of agricultural and rural development, and policies and measures do not adequately recognize their needs.
Bearing in mind the priorities adopted at the Conference Feminism. Rebellion. Change in December 2020, within the second Forum for Gender Policies, the topic “Women in rural areas of Serbia – (in)visible success” is opened.