Monday, 12 March 2018

Plenković Denies He Will Run for European Commission President

ZAGREB, March 12, 2018 - Prime Minister and HDZ party leader Andrej Plenković on Monday dismissed media reports that he would run for President of the European Commission, saying that it was his job to be Croatia's prime minister, and noting that a majority in the HDZ leadership did not see gender ideology in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the so-called Istanbul convention.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Istanbul Convention Causes Mayhem in Parliament

ZAGREB, March 12, 2018 - A speech by independent rightwing MP Željko Glasnović on the subject of the Istanbul Convention ratification led to heated exchanges in Parliament on Monday, with a Social Democrat MP earning two reprimands from the chairman.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Plenković Tries to Convince HDZ Members to Support Istanbul Convention

ZAGREB, March 10, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Saturday called on the members of his HDZ party not to make conclusions on the Istanbul Convention only based on a debate in which it gained an ideological connotation, but to read it, saying its essence was to protect women from violence and that he expected a unanimous position on it on Monday, when the party would discuss it.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Prime Minister: Istanbul Convention Will Be Ratified

ZAGREB, March 9, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Friday that he understood the sensitivity of some social groups regarding the Istanbul convention which, he said, for him "is primarily a convention that should promote national mechanisms for protection against violence against women and domestic violence" and he believes that the parliament will ratify the document.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Thousands March for Women’s Rights in Zagreb

ZAGREB, March 9, 2018 - On the occasion of the International Women's Day, several thousand Croatians took to the streets of Zagreb on Thursday evening, demanding the ratification of The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul convention), the right to abortion and gender equality.

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.

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