A step towards equality – UN Women

The Office for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Serbia UN Women and Mikser organization nurture long-standing friendship and cooperation, primarily through projects to support women through the many challenges of modern society in transition, as well as through successful and extensive campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of degenerating all spheres of social life.

Mikser Organization and UN Women are presenting several programs at this year’s festival with the aim of raising awareness of women’s contribution to our society and the need for their greater involvement, through two public debates and an exhibition as part of the festival’s art program.

To pay tribute to all women who worked for all of us last year, UNW, in cooperation with the Coordination Body for Gender Equality of the Republic of Serbia, the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, and the French Embassy in Serbia, prepared a multimedia exhibition entitled “When the world stopped, they did not” within the EU-funded “Key Steps to Gender Equality ”project.

The exhibition will open at the Mikser Festival on May 26 in the afternoon. The author is the famous Serbian photographer Igor Mandic, and the exhibition consists of an artistic photo and audio stories of 10 women from Serbia from various spheres of life who, through their professional and personal efforts, made an immeasurable contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The panel “Happier Cities – When Citizens and Nature unite” organized jointly by UN Women and the Women’s Architectural Society will be attended by the Director of the United Nations Agency for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Serbia (UN Women), Milana Rikanovic, who will present the results of a recent analysis of domestic urban planning practices from the point of view of gender adjustment, as well as solutions of the Guide for gender-responsible public spaces.

With the support of UN Women, Mikser is organizing a panel “When You are ready” that raises awareness of public attitudes towards victims of sexual violence and the need to change that awareness and systemic solutions through women’s empowerment and their role in society.


Exhibition /26th-28th May / “When the world stopped, they did not”

Mikser Talks / 26th May / 17.00-18.00/ “When you are ready” /  Livestream

Mikser Talks / 27th May / 12.20 – 13.20 / Milana Rikanović, UNW / Livestream
Panel discussion: “Happier Cities – When Citizens and Nature unite”