Women to politics, politics to women

15 Dec 2012

What: In the framework of the IPA 2010 Gender Programme, a two day international conference "Women to politics, politics to women“ will be organized with the aim to review the  status of women in politics after recent general elections, as well as on the output of quotas in the Electoral Law of Montenegro. The Conference will also tackle gender sensitive policies in areas of special interests to citizens, such as economic empowerment of women and women entrepreneurship.

The Conference will officially be opened by:
Milo Đukanović, President of the Government of Montenegro
Mitja Drobnič, Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro
Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro

Where: “Maestral” Hotel, Pržno
When: Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 10am


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The Conference "Women to politics, politics to women“ will gather members of the Parliament of Montenegro, representatives of the Government of Montenegro, NGO sector, academia and media, and representatives of relevant institutions from Europe and the region, who will share their experiences, good practices and lessons learned. Organizers are the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, Department for Gender Equality and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Montenegro, with the financial support of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro.

Panelists on Day 1 will be Srđan Bogosavljević, Marko Uljarević, Kaća Đuričković (Presentation of the research on women in politics in Montenegro), Jelisaveta Kalezić, Snežana Jonica, Daliborka Pejović, Azra Jasavić (Gender perspective of the October 2012 elections);  Ivana Petričević, representative of the European Parliament; Mija Javornik from the SEE Network for gender issues; Teuta Sahatqija, president of the Parliamentarian assembly of women Kosovo*; Lovorka Marinović, gender expert from Croatia (Experiences in conducting gender sensitive policies-those directed towards economic empowerment of women).

On Day 2, panelists will be Barbora Galvankova from UNDP Bratislava Regional Center (use of social media in mobilizing women); representatives of IPSOS Strategic Marketing (Presentation of the research on women entrepreneurship in Montenegro)); Tatjana Dalić, Deputy Minister of Labor and Pension system of Croatia, Representative of the Ministry of agriculture of Montenegro and Anita Beretić  from the Secretariat for employment & gender equality of Vojvodina (group work on Entrepreneurial potential of unemployed women, rural women and women employed in state administration as well as those living at the edge of poverty).

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This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Contact Information

Kaća Đuričković, UNDP Montenegro Gender Programme Manager
Tel: +382 20 234 577, Mob: +382 69 071 045,
E-mail: kaca.djurickovic@undp.org