National Policy for the Promotion of Gender Equality 2011–2015


The National Policy for the Promotion of Gender Equality for the period 2011-2015 builds on the previous National Policy 2006-2010 (NN, No. 114/06), redefining national priorities, ways of implementation and undertaking specific measures in accordance with the changed social and political circumstances, the achieved progress and further challenges in establishing genuine gender equality. It contains seven key areas of action and obliges the Republic of Croatia to include a gender dimension into all policy areas by implementing special measures relating to:

  1. promoting women’s human rights
  2. creating equal opportunities in the labour market
  3. improving the implementation of gender sensitive education and upbringing
  4. balancing the participation of women and men in processes of political and public decision-making
  5. preventing all forms of violence against women
  6. promoting international cooperation and gender equality outside Croatia, and
  7. further strengthening of institutional mechanisms and methods of implementation