Did you know?

Montenegro had its first candidate for President of Montenegro (Draginja Vuksanovic) only in 2018 or 77 years after the right to vote for women was confirmed in 1941 by the Supreme Headquarters of the National Liberation War.

57% of citizens believe that gender equality is impossible due to biological differences between men and women.

The first woman to head the Ministry of Defense in independent Montenegro was Milica Pejanovic Djurisic in 2012.

54% of Montenegrin citizens do not know any woman politician in the world about whom they have a very favorable opinion.

Over half of the citizens believe that men in Montenegro have greater rights.

Citizens believe that a woman's role is predominantly related to the family.

If we continue at this pace, it will take us 95 years to close the gender gap in politics.

Most citizens find it easier for men to advance in politics.

64% of employees in Montenegrin institutions believe that the issue of gender equality is unjustifiably forced.

70% of women do not discuss political topics with their friends.

No sanction has ever been imposed for non-compliance with the Law on Gender Equality since its enactment until today.

The functions of the President of the State and the Prime Minister are still predominantly considered male.

Half of the employees in the institutions believe that feminism and the feminist movement have done more harm to women than they have contributed to improving their position.

None of the current political parties is seen as committed to women's issues.

More than half of citizens believe that men are more capable managers and political leaders, and that they should take leadership positions.


Interview with Daniela Gasparikova

How do you see gender equality and status of women in the country ?

More women in decision-making positions benefits the entire society

Sanja Pavićević Democratic Party of Socialists

There are few women in decision-making positions and we must change that

Ivana Raščanin Social Democrats of Montenegro

Adequate policies for better life of rural women must be developed

Jelena Radenović

The women`s political network is a generator of ideas for a better and more equal society

Ksenija Milović DEMOS

Women political network is an example and inspiration for women in their fight for equailty

Ljiljana Kolundžić Positive Montenegro

United women politicains as a recipe that brings changes for the batter

Sonja Damjanović Democratic Party of Socialists

We still have a lot of work to do until we accomplish full equality of women

Branka Mišurović United Montenegro

Women are one of the key factors in further democratization of Montenegro

JELICA JANICIC New Serbian Democracy

Women politicians united in the new women`s political network open a new page in the history of Montenegro

Valentina Vojinović-Tadić