Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Republic of Serbia
Brankica Janković, master lawyer, was elected Commissioner for the Protection of Equality of the Republic of Serbia for the first time in May 2015 and for the second time in November 2020 by the National Assembly.
Prior to the election, she held the position of the State Secretary in the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy from 2012-2014 and was the Director of the Gerontology Center Belgrade from 2006-2012. She was a secretary and teacher at the elementary and secondary school “Ruđer Bošković” in Belgrade and a producer and marketing director of RTV Politika and previously RTV Yugoslavia. She graduated at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, completed her master studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad and is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Security in Belgrade.
Brankica Janković teaches master studies in the subject of Multicultural Social Work – Anti-Discrimination Policies and Practices at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, as well as at the Higher Security Studies of the School of National Defense of the Army of the Republic of Serbia. She is a mentor with the Share Your Knowledge regional program organized by the European Movement in Serbia with the support of the OSCE Mission. She has been a member of the Gerontological Society of Serbia for the past 15 years, a volunteer with the Serbian Red Cross and honorary member of the Bel Hospice Club for palliative care. She was the initiator and member of several regional platforms for cooperation between women and human rights institutions. During her professional career, she participated in the drafting of various national strategic and published numerous professional publications. She was the national project director on a string of projects and also the head of several state delegations of the Republic of Serbia. She was awarded several awards and recognition certificates.