When the world stopped, they did not

In recognition of all the women who worked for all of us last year, the United Nations Agency for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, 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, a multimedia exhibition entitled “When the world stopped, they are not” within the project “Key steps towards gender equality” funded by the EU.

The exhibition of the famous Serbian photographer Igor Mandic 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. Among them are Ljiljana Lazarevic, teacher at the Mihailo Petrovic Alas Elementary School in Belgrade, Jelena Ruzic, Kolubara District Women’s Association, Nadezda Sataric, social worker, Friendship Power Association – Amity, Belgrade, Biljana Stepanov, Women’s Support Center, Kikinda, Tatjana Stojsic Petkovic, psychologist, organization From the Circle of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Silvija Nesic, volunteer and activist of the Roma association Ternipe, Pirot, Sladjana Djokic, a nurse at the Nis Health Center, Ana Nikolic, Red Cross volunteer, Belgrade, Ivana Nusic, a saleswoman in Maxi chain, Belgrade, Milena Jevtic, a pharmacist from Sabac.

The author of the photographs is Igor Mandic, a well-known Serbian photographer with more than 25 years of experience and numerous world exhibitions. The author of the accompanying audio stories is journalist Sandra Mandic, who talked to all the women, recorded and prepared their personal stories in which they talk about the challenges they faced in the previous year.

All photos and audio material can be found at the link: http://igormandic.com/kada_je_svet_stao/