Croatian President: Women underrepresented in many business sectors

Croatian women are underrepresented in a number of business sectors and it will take a lot of time to change that, however, not without broader institutional support and without changing the way children are brought up, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said at a conference on women in business held in Zagreb on Thursday.

18 women in Croatia killed this year in gender-related violence

Eighteen women have been killed as a result of domestic violence in Croatia this year, as against 11-13 in previous years, Gender Equality Ombudswoman Visnja Ljubicic said on Thursday before a regional conference on femicide prevention.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Still much room for gender equality improvement

Despite global efforts, gender inequality is still deeply rooted in our societies and women still earn less than men, have less property and carry the burden of unpaid work and care, and violence against women still affects one in three women, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said at a meeting of the Equal Futures Partnership, held on the margins of the ongoing UN General Assembly session, her office said in a statement.

Activits urge Croatia to ratify convention on violence against women

In January 2013 Croatia signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, however, that convention has still not been ratified, heard an international conference on Thursday organised by the ROSA - Centre for women victims of war.

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.

Germany to make mothers disclose sex partners in child support cases

The German government said Monday that it wants to legally require women to disclose their sexual partners in order to identify their offspring's biological father in child support cases.

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.

EBRD continues to support women in business in Croatia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Friday it would continue its programme for women entrepreneurs in Croatia which would enable SMEs managed by women to access loans and business counselling.

Williams goal search intensifies after 22nd grand slam title

Winning a seventh Wimbledon and 22nd grand slam title is only inspiring Serena Williams to aim for more career trophies.

Women are drivers of positive change, conference hears

Women are the drivers of positive changes and female entrepreneurship should be boosted, a conference organised by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on promoting women in entrepreneurship heard on Friday.

Protest rally held in Zagreb to mark Int'l Women's Day

Bojana Genov of the Women's Network said that they did not wish abortion to be criminalised and expressed dissatisfaction with the deteriorating status of women in society, which's why Croatia should have a Ministry for Women.

Self-employed businesswomen hold their first congress

Entrepreneurship is an important lever of development and women have an indisputable role in it, the 1st congress of self-employed women entrepreneurs in Croatia heard on Tuesday.

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.