Sharing responsibility - promoting gender equality policies!

grb ministarstva za ljudska i manjinska pravaConsidering the strategic goals of Montenegro and the obligations in the implementation of the European Union standards in this field, this project aims to raise awareness among the general public about the importance of gender equality and to promote greater representation and participation of women in the political and public life of Montenegro by providing theoretical and practical knowledge to young staff (members of political parties, journalists, lawyers, and diplomats) as well as representatives of the judiciary and prosecution authorities on the importance of gender equality, improving the position and representation of women in high positions at the local level, and developing local policies to combat discrimination against women, encouraging the development of a more coherent and effective gender policy by raising awareness of the gender mainstreaming of the wider professional and lay public, and raising public awareness of all forms of violence against women, with a view to reducing violence.


This project is specifically focused on 1) representatives of the judiciary and the State Prosecutor's Office from all over Montenegro, with a focus on municipalities from the north; 2) representatives of local self-governments from all over Montenegro (coordinators for gender equality in municipalities, representatives of local Councils for Gender Equality and/or Office for Gender Equality or, if not appointed, representatives of the Secretariat of social and legal normative activities); 3) young leaders of political parties in Montenegro (DPS, SD, URA, Democrats, Bošnjačka, HGI, Demos, Albanska Alternativa, etc.); 4) Graduates of the journalism department within the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Montenegro; 5) Graduate students in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro and University of Donja Gorica; 6) graduates of the Law faculties of the University of Montenegro, the University of Donja Gorica and the University of the Mediteran. 7) The general public.

Project activities will be implemented in Podgorica, Žabljak and Berane, and the total requested budget required for the implementation of project activities is € 17,920.50. The project is funded by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro.