The current state of play - How equal are women and men in the Western Balkans?
In Kosovo, 2014 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) poll shows that only 8% of women are involved in political parties, versus 22% of men. In BIH there are no women party leaders. In Serbia, women make up 30% of highest managerial position in the public administration, although in the total civil service they comprise as much as 62%. All Western Balkan countries have a problem with gender-based violence and their societies are shaped by deeply rooted patriarchal traditions and dominant gender stereotypes.
In this group we would like to collect evidence that comes from you, CSOs and think tanks, about our unequal position and contributing factors. Thus, we encourage you to share your policy studies and briefs, analytical reports, discussion or policy papers, and any other written products. Also, we invite you to share activities that your organisations have implemented when working on gender-related topics. It will help us to detect major challenges we face in achieving gender equality, which is the first step in our effort to formulate recommendations for future participants of the London Summit.