Discrimination of Women in the Labour Market in Serbia

Authors/editor(s): Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic, Sanja Copic, Jasmina Nikolic, Bejan Saciri

During the past several years Serbia has undertaken significant efforts to develop legal and institutional frameworks to promote and achieve gender equality in different fields of social relations. However, women in Serbia continue to encounter discrimination in labour markets.

This study analyses the scope, structure and discrimination women face in Serbia’s labour market, and social reactions to gender-based discrimination in the country’s labour markets.

The study uses data from the Victimology Society of Serbia’s project, “Mapping out the dimension and characteristics of gender discrimination at the labour market in Serbia and social response to it”.

This project had two components: A study of discrimination against women in Serbia’s labour markets in Serbia; and research into the organizations and institutions that come into contact with labour market discrimination against women cases.

These studies confirmed that discrimination against women in Serbia’s labour markets is widespread and very much based on gender-based stereotypes of work done by women and men.

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Languages available: Serbian

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Serbia

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender discrimination; Employment

Resource type: Project/programme reports

UN Women office involved in publication: Europe and Central Asia

Publication year: 2012

Number of pages: 177

ISBN/ISSN: 978-86-87971-35-6

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Governing bodies: UN Women Executive Board