Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Awareness Campaign About Women's Unpaid Household Work Launched

ZAGREB, 7 Sept, 2021 - A network of civil society organisations called "Fourth Shift - Invisible Work" on Tuesday launched a campaign to raise awareness of women's unpaid household work and encourage the creation of public policies to achieve a work-life balance for women and men.

The campaign is part of the project "The impact of public policies on the quality of family and working life and on the demographic picture of Croatia," led by the women's civil society organisation B.a.B.e.

The value of the project is HRK 3.6 million (€480,000), of which 85 percent is provided by the EU and the rest by the government. Its duration is 36 months, and it is being conducted in Zagreb and eight other regions.

The organisations have invited women to join the campaign by sharing their stories on what happens when they stop doing their everyday chores. They can share their stories and photographs on the Instagram and Facebook accounts of B.a.b.e. and the Twitter account of Iskra B., or if they want their post to remain anonymous they can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The organisations wonder what kind of chaos would happen if women in Croatia stopped ironing, cleaning, cooking, doing the laundry and taking care of children. They say that such a scenario is indicated by the results of a 2017 survey carried out by sociologist Ksenija Klasnić.

The survey revealed that in 83 percent of the cases examined all or the majority of routine household tasks are performed by women, in 16.6 percent of cases partners equally share household chores, while men do housework on their own only in 0.4% of cases.

In 58.4 percent of cases, all or most work relating to child care is done by women, while men take care of children on their own only in 0.2% of cases. In the rest of the cases women and men share their child care duties.

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Sunday, 18 July 2021

Household Financial Assets Exceed €72.7bn

ZAGREB, 18 July, 2021 - At the end of the first quarter of 2021, Croatian citizens' financial assets totalled HRK 545.3 billion, up 8.4% on the year, according to central bank data.

Compared with the end of 2020, the increase was 2%.

Deposits make up half of financial assets

Deposits continued to dominate in household financial assets, exceeding HRK 271 billion and making up almost 50% of those assets, followed by insurance and pensions (over HRK 152 billion), and equity, shares and investment funds (over HRK 100 billion).

Financial liabilities HRK 153 bn

At the end of March 2021, household financial obligations totalled HRK 153 billion, up 2.5% from the end of March 2020 and 1.7% from the end of 2020.

Loans made up the lion's share of household financial obligations, reaching HRK 143.76 billion, up 1.7% from the end of March 2020.

These trends with assets and obligations resulted in an almost 11% annual increase in the financial net value of the household sector, to HRK 392 billion at the end of March 2021. Compared with the end of 2020, the increase was 2.4%, continuing the trend of a gradual but consistent increase.

(€1 = HRK 7.5)

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