According to the new law of Serbia on gender equality, women who are housewives, who raise children or take care of sick family members, as well as those who work on the property, will be able to exercise the right to health insurance for their work.
This was stated today by the Deputy Protector of Citizens for Gender Equality, Jelena Stojanović, in a debate at the “Envoy Conference” congress center in Belgrade.
“For the Protector of Citizens, the adoption of the Law on Gender Equality is very important. It is very important for us to introduce the concept of gender balance, but also to value unpaid housework, which was our suggestion when drafting this law because a large number of women are invisible to the system. economically discouraged, “Stojanovic said.
A statement from the Protector of Citizens said that Stojanovic pointed out that unpaid housework has long-term consequences for the lives of women, especially those over 45, because, according to complaints received by the Protector of Citizens, employers consider them a category that is undesirable and not productive enough. in the labor market.
“This law is ambitious, but it provides a comprehensive framework, it includes private employers and public authorities and independent institutions in its implementation. I think that as a society we are ready for such a law because, if we were not ready, we would not talk about it at all.” assessed Stojanović.