Summary of the Annual Report for 2015 of the Ombudswoman for Gender Equality of Croatia.
On October 28th 2011, the Croatian Parliament appointed Ms. Višnja Ljubičić as the new Ombudswoman for Gender Equality, the head of the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality, an independent body for combating discrimination in the area of gender equality.
Višnja Ljubičić, Ombudswoman for Gender Equality of the Republic of Croatia
Preobraženska 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385 1 48 48 100
Fax: +385 1 48 44 600
Gender equality is one of the fundamental values of the constitutional order of the Republic of Croatia. In 2003, upon the proposal of the Croatian Government, the first Gender Equality Ombudsperson was appointed by the Croatian Parliament in accordance to the Gender Equality Act adopted in 2003 for the first time (Official Gazette 116/03).
In 2008, Croatian Parliament adopted a new Gender Equality Act (Official Gazette 82/08) according to which the Gender Equality Ombudsperson performs the tasks of an independent body in charge of combating discrimination in the field of gender equality.Opširnije...
Summary of the Annual Report for 2014 of the Ombudswoman for Gender Equality of Croatia
Croatian Parliament adopted the first Gender Equality Act (GEA) at its 33rd session on July 14 2003. (75 „in favour”, 14 „reserved”). On January 16th 2008 the Constitutional Court abolished Gender Equality Act due to the formal inconsistency with the Croatian Constitution. Gender Equality Act was rated as organic law and it should have been adopted with the majority of all parlamentarians – at least 76. The validity of the first Gender Equality Act ceased on July 15th 2008, when the second GEA was adopted and has ever since been in force. Herewith is an unofficial translation of GEA.
Summary of the Annual Report of the Gender Equality Ombudswoman for 2013
Summary of Annual Report for 2012
On January 1st 2009 the Anti-discrimination Act came into force. It provides for the protection and promotion of equality as the highest value of the constitutional order of the Republic of Croatia, creates prerequisistes for the realisation of equal opportunities and regulates protection against discrimination on the grounds of race or etchic affiliation or colour, gender, language, religion, political or other belief, national or social origin, property, trade union membership, education, social status, marital or family status, age, health condition, disability, genertic heritage, native identity, expression or sexual orientation. The Act shall apply to the conduct of all state bodies, bodies of local and regional self-government units, legal persons vested with public authority and to the conduct of all legal and natural persons. Herewith is an unofficial translation of the Act.
Summary of Annual Report for 2011
Summary of Annual Report for 2010 will be uploaded soon.
Attached: Full Annual Report for 2009 in pdf.
The Ombudsperson for Gender Equality monitors the enforcement of the Gender Equality Act and other regulations on gender equality and reports to the Croatian Parliament at least once a year.