Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Men in Croatia Earning Much More Than Women

ZAGREB, November 6, 2018 – Men in Croatia annually earned as much as 11,500 kuna more on average than women in 2015, which is almost one and a half average Croatian gross monthly wage more, gender equality ombudswoman Višnja Ljubičić said in Zagreb on Tuesday while presenting the European project "Equal Rights - Equal Pay - Equal Pensions", which aims to achieve gender equality and prevent poverty in Croatia.

The average monthly gross wage in Croatia in 2015 was about 7,500 kuna (1,000 euro) for women and 8,400 kuna (1,130 euro) for men, which means that the average monthly wage for women was 88.7 percent of that for men, the ombudsman said.

She warned that the gender pay gap leads to a pension gap, as a result of which women face social exclusion, poverty and economic dependence on the husband or partner after leaving the labour market.

The project "Equal Rights - Equal Pay - Equal Pensions" aims to ensure standards and measures that will raise awareness of this problem with a view to reducing the risk of poverty for women.

The 470,000 euro project was launched on October 1 and will last until the end of September 2020. It is the fourth European project to be implemented by the gender equality ombudsman in the last five years through which a total of 2 million euro has been absorbed.

As part of the project, an in-depth study of the situation will be carried out at national level, educational programmes will be designed, workshops will be held in four cities and a national legislative framework for equal pay and pensions is expected to be drawn up. The target groups of the project include executive and legislative authorities, public- and private-sector companies, trade unions, and secondary school students.

For more on the position of women in Croatia, click here.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Transgender People Have a Right to Be Issued New Diplomas

The Education Ministry has issued an instruction that people who change their gender have a right to receive certificates and diplomas with the new name.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Women's Network Demands Implementation of Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, May 23, 2018 - Members of the Women's Network of Croatia held a protest outside the government offices on Wednesday, demanding speedy and efficient implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention, and warning that since its ratification by the parliament three women have been killed.

Friday, 4 May 2018

“30% Club” to Promote Role of Women in Business

ZAGREB, May 4, 2018 - The Croatian Employers' Association (HUP) and the Canadian Embassy on Thursday launched an initiative to set up the globally recognised "30% Club" in Croatia in a bid to encourage greater representation of women on the management and supervisory boards of companies.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Women Disadvantaged in Labour Market

ZAGREB, April 25, 2018 - The status of women on the labour market continues to be poorer than the status of men, they encounter problems with their employers when it comes to maternity, they are exposed to sexual harassment and unsafe working conditions, and there is a lack of measures to ensure work-life balance, it was said at a round table discussion on gender equality on the labour market, organised on Wednesday by the Parliament's Gender Equality Committee.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Croatian Foreign Minister Attends G7 Meeting in Toronto

ZAGREB, April 23, 2018 - Croatian Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić attended an informal meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) in Toronto on Sunday and on that occasion she spoke about Croatia's experiences from the war of independence in the 1990s and the peaceful reintegration of its Danube region.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Croatian Parliament Ratifies Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, April 13, 2018 - The Croatian parliament on Friday ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, with 110 votes in favour, 30 against and two abstentions.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Anti-Istanbul Convention Protest Held in Split

ZAGREB, April 13, 2018 - A rally against the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was held in Split on Thursday evening, with speakers at the event claiming that the document would impose a new totalitarianism on Croatia and calling on the government to pursue a policy of sovereignty instead of its current policy of servility.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Majority of Parliamentary Groups Support Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, April 12, 2018 - Most political groups in the Croatian parliament said during a debate on Wednesday that they would support the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, emphasising that it was an important step forward in protecting human rights and warning of the politicisation of the issue in public.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Gender Discrimination Main Complaint to Ombudswoman

ZAGREB, April 8, 2018 - The largest number of complaints which the Gender Equality Ombudswoman received in 2017 concerned labour rights and employment as well as social security, and most reports were filed by women who complained about gender-based discrimination, the Office of Ombudswoman Višnja Ljubičić says in a report for 2017.

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