Gender Equality

EP committee calls for reducing gender inequality

Women in the European Union on average have lower salaries and pensions, they are not equally represented in powerful positions in politics and the economy and, at the current pace, equality will be achieved only in 70 years, the European Parliament's gender equality committee says in a report adopted on Monday, asking the EU and the member states to invest more effort in reducing gender inequality.

Court demands grounds for ban on female readers at key Jerusalem site

Jewish reform groups welcomed a ruling by Israel's highest court on Wednesday, which called for an explanation on why women are forbidden from reading the Torah at a Jerusalem holy site.

Merely 18.3% of Croatian businesses are women-owned

Last year, 18,100 out of nearly 99,000 companies in Croatia, or 18.3%, were women-owned, according to a study carried out by the Financial Agency (FINA) to mark Women's Entrepreneurship Day on November 19.

Croatian President says there are no "men's" and "women's" jobs

Despite laws that promote gender equality, in Croatia there persists the stereotype that girls are fit for one type of jobs and boys for another, it was said at an event on the under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, academic disciplines collectively called STEM.

Number of female MPs in 9th Sabor rises to 30

The number of female deputies to the ninth Croatian parliament rose from 19 on the day of the new legislature's inauguration, to 30 on October 21 given that in the meantime some more women have been sworn in as MPs to replace lawmakers who opted for other duties and posts.

Only 19 women to sit in Croatian parliament

Croatia's 9th parliament will include only 12.5% of women deputies or 19 in all, which is the lowest number of women in the Sabor in the past fifteen years.

Croatia ranked 92nd by percentage of women in parliament

The Government Office for Gender Equality on Tuesday called on political parties in Croatia to abide by the law and include at least 40 percent of women on their slates for the forthcoming early parliamentary election, noting that Croatia ranks 92nd out of 193 countries in the world by percentage of women in its national parliament.

Italy's far-right leader compares female opponent to inflatable doll

The leader of an Italian far-right opposition party came under fire Monday after comparing the female speaker of the lower house of parliament

Finnish-Croatian gender equality project presented

The purpose of the project, to last 15 months, is to introduce the principle of gender equality in policies at all levels, the head of the Gender Equality Office, Helena Stimac Radin, said.

Croatian NGO calls on EP to condemn surogacy as form of human trafficking

"Surogacy is a modern form of trafficking in human beings, mothers and children, and should therefore be prohibited in all its forms," the NGO said in a statement on Tuesday.

108 life partnerships registered in 2015

Last year, 108 life partnerships were registered in Croatia, with 57 such partnerships having been entered into by men and 51 by women, says a report on the work of the Ombudswoman for Gender Equality in 2015.

Croatia joins in One Billion Rising campaign to combat violence against women

Residents of Zagreb on Sunday attended for the fourth year in a row, in the city's Cvjetni Trg square, an event that is part of the global campaign "One Billion Rising", aimed at raising awareness of violence against women and girls as one of the gravest types of human rights violation that many still condone by not speaking up against it.  

Publication on protection of women from violence presented

The project was implemented by civil institutions promoting the fight against violence against women in cooperation with the government's Gender Equality Office.