Ms. Jelena Stojanović, Deputy Protector of Citizens, participated today in Invisible Women conference organized to mark International Women’s Day by the Red Cross of Serbia and HumanaS network, in partnership with the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and the Cabinet of the Minister Without Portfolio Prof. Dr. Slavica Djukić Dejanović.

The Deputy Protector of Citizens emphasized that that was the moment to bring the attention to those generations of women unjustifiably neglected, whose rights were often violated, with many of them not being aware of it due to the deeply rooted prejudice and stereotypes in our society. She also talked about the common problems elderly women encounter: poverty, abuse and neglect within their families, including the use of their property without their consent, dissatisfaction regarding exercising the right to financial assistance when they find themselves in a difficult financial and life situation due to non-existing income or insufficient amount of income, and when in poor health, it is difficult to exercise the right to custodial care and assistance.