Croatian Parliament passed the Gender Equality Act (further: GEA) on July 14th, 2003 (it was published in Official Gazette no. 116 on July 22nd 2003 and it came into force on July 30th, 2003).
GEA establishes the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality as one of the mechanisms for monitoring implementation of GEA and other documents, laws and regulations regarding gender equality. On October 1st, 2003, Ms Gordana Lukač Koritnik was appointed by the Croatian Parliament as the first Ombudswoman for Gender Equality (Official Gazetter 157/03).
According to the Gender Equality Act, the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality submits to the Croatian Parliament Annual Report on all the activities of her/his office at least once a year. This Annual Report for 2003 is the first report the Ombudswoman for Gender Equaltiy submits to the Croatian Parliament in her mandate.
Attached: Full Annual Report for 2003. in pdf format.