Thursday, 8 March 2018

Government to Propose Istanbul Convention Ratification with Reservations

ZAGREB, March 8, 2018 - Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy Minister Nada Murganić said on Thursday that regarding the ratification of the Istanbul convention, the government would put forward a document containing allowed reservations and special statements conveying respect for values promulgated by the Croatian Constitution.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Croatian Feminist Card Game Launches Crowdfunding Drive

In two days, the project has received 10,000 dollars in funding.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

President: “Still a Lot to Be Done about Gender Equality”

ZAGREB, March 8, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Thursday extended her best wishes to all women in Croatia on International Women's Day, calling on them to remember all of the women role models in their families and the society, all small and big battles women had won through the history of the gender equality fight, underlining that Croatia had achieved a lot in the gender equality, but that there is still a lot to be done in that field.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Council of Europe Calls for Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, March 8, 2018 - The Istanbul Convention is not trying to change gender roles but its purpose is to educate against stereotypes based on the idea that women are inferior to men, the Council of Europe said in a statement on Thursday.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Gender Pay Gap in Croatia Rises to 8.7%

ZAGREB, March 8, 2018 - Women in the European Union were paid on average 16.2% less than men in 2016, which means that women earned on average 84 cents for every euro a man made per hour, according to the EU statistical office Eurostat.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Opposition Calling for Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, March 7, 2018 - Croatia's strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday called on the government to ratify the Istanbul Convention as soon as possible, recalling that the SDP had introduced it in Parliament on International Women's Day, March 8, last year.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Istanbul Convention Ratification Still in Limbo

ZAGREB, March 6, 2018 - After a special session of the Parliamentary Committee on Human and Ethnic Minority Rights that lasted nearly four hours on Tuesday and discussed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the so-called Istanbul Convention, a state secretary at the Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy Ministry Margareta Mađerić was unable to say when the government would send the law on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention to parliament.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

NGO Advocates against Ratification of Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, February 10, 2018 - The civic initiative "Let Us Protect Women - Reject Ideology" has called on launching a broad public discussion involving all stakeholders in society on pros and cons for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. The initiative on Saturday called on the ruling party, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), to organise this debate.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

“The Handmaid's Tale” Women's Rights March Held in Zagreb

ZAGREB, February 10, 2018 - The situation in Croatia in terms of women's rights and violence against women is not good as the number of women killed rises every year and one woman is abused every 15 minutes, it was said in Zagreb on Saturday at a rally called “Handmaids rise for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.”

Thursday, 8 February 2018

In Croatia, More Women Than Men Enrol in Doctoral Studies

ZAGREB, February 8, 2018 - A total of 3,309 students enrolled in doctoral studies in the 2016-17 school year, of whom 54.6% were women, most of the students were aged 25-29 and only 8% were unemployed, Croatia's national statistical office said on Thursday.

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