Fast Facts - Gender

08 Jul 2013
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Summary

Equality between women and men is not just a goal in itself: it is a precondition for the fulfilment of human rights and human development in general, and of the overall EU objectives in regard to growth, employment and social cohesion, in particular. In Montenegro, complex economic, social and political environment shadows and pushes women’s issues aside. Gender stereotypes persist and overall social atmosphere is not supportive to gender equality.

Highlights

  • Through its Gender IPA 2010 Programme, UNDP established three Advisory Boards – for fight against violence against women; for economic advancement and political representation of women.
  • 30% of quota for women was introduced in the Election Law.
  • The Action plan for political empowerment of women has been developed, resulting with increased number of women in the Parliament from 11% in 2010 to 17% in 2012.
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