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Celebrating 8 March

The Institute for Standardization of Serbia congratulates International Women's Day to all its associates, representatives of Institute members and members of standards commissions, as well as members of the fairer sex employed at the Institute.

International Women's Day, a holiday established in 1910, honors women around the world who started the process of achieving equality and gaining the right to vote. That is why it is important to remember every year the beginnings of the struggle for gender equality, which is still one of the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

In standardization, both at the national and global level, women, experts of various profiles, have an equally important role and the same treatment as their male colleagues.

ISO and IEC, the international standardization organizations, have adopted an action plan as well as the following guidelines for adopting standards that enable gender equality: 

CEN and CENELEC, European standardization organizations, are organizing a short webinar on the contribution of standards to gender equality on Friday, March 10, 2023. It will present a new three-year action plan for gender equality in the development of standards, and the national standardization body of France, AFNOR, will present a case study. Those interested can apply here: