Officials Congratulate International Women’s Day

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ZAGREB, March 8, 2020 – President Zoran Milanović on Sunday forwarded his message on the occasion of International Women’s Day, calling for persistent work on the enhancement of the status of women.

Although we live in the times when women participate in all spheres of the public, business and political life, International Women’s Day is an occasion for us to recall that it was not always the case, Milanović writes on his Facebook account.

We still have to work on the improvement of the status of women worldwide and also in the Croatian society, he added.

We must not stop until we make sure that, without exception, all women are entitled to the same rights as men, the Croatian president says adding that this is a prerequisite for Croatia to develop into a modern, progressive and civilised society.

He also writes that only an active role of the state can help in the elimination of the barriers that hamper the achievement of full equality.

Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Sunday sent a message with best wishes to female members of the parliament and to female citizens of the country on International Women’s Day, underscoring that Croatia will continue promoting a tolerant and equal society that provides all with equal opportunities.

Jandroković writes in his message that March 8 is an occasion for everybody to recall the years-long struggle of women worldwide for their political, economic and social rights.

He calls for dedicated work on empowerment of women, and quotes the statement made by Pope John Paul II in 1995 when the pontiff thanked every women “for the simple fact of being a woman.” Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world’s understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic.”

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Sunday expressed his best wishes on the occasion of International Women’s Day, underscoring his cabinet’s commitment to enabling women to have equal rights in all social areas, including the family life and activities in science, culture and politics.

“Every day is an occasion to express gratitude to women for their marked contribution to all spheres of the social life, thus making our society better. Observing International Women’s Day is an additional occasion to recall the long and painstaking path the women have passed to ensure the exercise of fundamental rights in the struggle for social equality and justice. This also reminds us that promoting and enhancing the status of women requires unrelenting dedication and engagement of all the Croatian institutions and society in general,” Plenković writes in his message.

He points out that the government enhances the status of women in a steady manner through schemes for their employment, higher maternity benefits, improving conditions for motherhood, and for instance through recognition of motherhood in the pension reform as well as by reinforcing all mechanisms taken to fight the violence and discrimination against women and children.

More news about the status of women can be found in the Politics section.


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