Facebook Twitter Google+ Wordpress YouTube RSS Channel Newsletters

Women Can, Women Act, Women Change!

Ge

En

Ru

Croatia pushes treaty on violence against women despite protests

Category: Gender based violence 
2018-03-22

The Croatian government urged parliament to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women despite opposition within the ruling party, among conservative groups and from the local Catholic Church.

Though supporting the need to combat violence against women, opponents object to the treaty's definition of gender which they say paves the way for introducing transsexual or transgender as separate categories, which they oppose.

Arguing the case for ratification, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told a cabinet session that it would strengthen "the legal, institutional and financial framework for combating violence against women and within families."

Some conservative groups plan to stage a protest against ratification in the capital Zagreb at the weekend and say they will push for a referendum on the issue.

To appease opponents, the government has adopted a separate statement on the ratification saying that the Council of Europe's convention will not bring a change to Croatia's legal definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Some top members of the leading party in the ruling coalition, the conservative HDZ, also voiced discontent with the planned ratification. It is still not clear when the parliament will vote on the issue.

Last month the same treaty was rejected in two other eastern EU members, Bulgaria and Slovakia, for similar objections about the definition of gender as "social roles, behaviours, activities and characteristics that a society considers appropriate for women and men"

 

 

Source 

Tags: Croatia government violence against women

Previous Page 

Webmaster

 

Announcements

Beyond the Shelter

The youth exhibitions and installations

Women’s Fund in Georgia is honored to invite you to 2016 Kato Mikeladze Award Ceremony

 

Appeal

Petition for Support of Female Supreme Court Chair Candidates

Sign now

Women’s Information Center Demands GDS Apologize

Sign now

Women in Politics - a New Agenda!

Sign now

Appeal to women living in Abkhazia

Sign now

 

Video archive

Research on Youth Views on Gender Equality

 

Gender policy

Men hold the top 14 positions in Theresa May’s cabinet

Walk the talk: India's opposition urges Modi to pass women's bill

In China women 'hold up half the sky' but can't touch the political glass ceiling

 

Photo archive

Swedish politicians visit in WIC

 

Trafficking

Mother Teresa India charity 'sold babies'

Newly-resurfaced video of Allison Mack purportedly shows how she tried to lure women into alleged sex cult

21st century slavery: European anti-trafficking experts raise the alarm over labour exploitation

 

Hot Line

Tel.: 116 006

Consultation Hotline for victims of domestic violence

Tel.: 2 100 229

Consultation Hotline for victims of human trafficking

Tel.: 2 26 16 27

Hotline Anti-violence Network of Georgia (NGO)

ფემიციდი - ქალთა მიმართ ძალადობის მონიტორინგი
eXTReMe Tracker