November 10, 2016

We present Inspiring Girls in Serbia

The Inspiring Girls campaign arrives in Serbia. The Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) will be leading the project in the country. Her Director, Vukosava Crnjanski, and the Global Chair of Inspiring Girls, Miriam González, have presented the campaign in an official event within the celebration of the Parliament Week.

The announcement of the campaign has taken place in Belgrade with the presence of the authorities and personalities from many different sectors. A group of girls has also joined the event and participated in a ‘career speed dating’ with MP Stefana Miladinovic, actress Jelena Ćuruvija, known for her roles in Awakening from the Dead (2005), Party (2004) and Lisice (2002) and Sanja Nikolin, entrepreneur.

Vukosava Crnjanski said: “Our society needs this initiative. I cannot recall any campaign in Serbia with such a positive message where small invested effort returns great and positive social benefit – engaged and motivated young girls to fight for their dreams and their future.“

Miriam González, Chair of Inspiring Girls, has expressed her ‘gratitude to the CRTA for believing in this project from the beginning’. She said: ‘I am sure that Inspiring Girls in Serbia will be able to create a great movement of amazing female role models and girls in the country that will help achieve gender balance and, most importantly, boost the confidence in young women to aim high’.

In Serbia, only 15.9% women have a position of a trustee or manager of holdings.

While women are 51.3% of the total population in Serbia, 29% of the councillors in the municipal and city assemblies are female.

Also, according to SeCons, 1 in 5 women live in poverty and 4 out of 5 women living in the countryside will be deprived of their property in favour of male relatives.