Miscellaneous - - Europe

Women's Rights in Western Balkans

14.02.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

This study analyzes the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo,  Montenegro and Serbia and is executed so as to address the following issues:

  1. Economic-social factors relevant to women’s rights,
  2. Violence against women (VAW), including membership of the Istanbul convention and
  3. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and LGBTI rights.

The study shows that the countries in question, while sharing a part of their recent history, and hope for the better future, are in fact, all in a volitile economic position, with parts of their populations facing unemployment and risk of poverty. This makes for very difficult living conditions and complicated circumstances geared towrds changes, for vulnerable groups, especially those traditionlly discriminated against as women have always been, and still are.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Daša DUHAČEK, Biljana BRANKOVIĆ, Milica, MIRAŽIĆ
  • Publishing house : Policy Department for Citizen's Rights and Constitutional Affairs - European Parliament
  • Publication date : 2019
  • Number of pages : 115
  • Language : English


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