October 24th, 2016

The founding meeting of the Women Councilors’ Network of the City of Nis, which has been joined by 44 women councilors of the City Assembly and the City municipalities from both government and opposition parties, has been held in the Assembly of the City of Niš.

The network will be made up of 6 coordinators and the primary goal of the initiative will be an institutional commitment to better status and more decisive role of women in society. It has been stated that all initiatives will be formally addressed to city and municipality Assemblies, through the Women’s Parliamentary Network and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

On this occasion, it was agreed that women councilors’ network of the City of Nis, should be established by November 10th and that was essential to structure a delegation that would participate on its behalf at the 4th  National Conference of the Women’s Parliamentary Network, which would be held on November 4th in Belgrade.


October 24th

Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic visited today the Penitentiary Correctional Institute in Nis where a new tailoring and sewing facility was opened, so that inmates would be able to make clothes for other institutions of this type and clothing details for the Ministry of Justice. All inmates who work on some of the jobs are paid per working day, and based on the Law on Labor, twenty percent of the minimum wage in Serbia. At the moment, there are over 1500 inmates in the Nis Penitentiary Correctional Institute and this institution is one of the best in the country. Businessmen from Nis, who visited this facility today, were presented a range of products from this institute, which includes dozens of wood and metal items that could be used as furniture, decorative details or tools. The Institute also has its own printing houseand food production.