Croatia-2015 Commitments

Currently developing its second national plan, which is expected to be adopted by 2016. The new plan will cover both its domestic and international activities by setting out and strengthening specific measures in the prevention and protection spheres, and with regard to female representation in decision-making activities and processes related to security and peacebuilding.

Commit to further promote gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the context of its foreign, security and defence policies at all levels. It will also commit to nominating women for top-level positions in international and regional peace and security organizations.

Intend to focus specifically on the gender dimension of Croatia’s involvement in peacekeeping missions and operations abroad and to actively promote the participation of female officers and military experts.

Attach specific importance on gender-related elements in predeployment training for civilian and military personnel, including prevention and response to sexual violence and on a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse.

Will take measures to tackle the underrepresentation of women in political decision-making in order to achieve more balanced participation by women and men in Croatian political bodies and institutions at all levels. It commits to increasing the number of female heads of Croatia’s diplomatic representations. It will accord high priority to the visibility of gender and women and peace and security-related policy and action at national and local levels, as well as ensure coordination among the relevant national actors.

Supports the broad participation of civil society and women’s organizations in all activities related to the women and peace and security agenda. It will promote the women and peace and security agenda within other international organizations and initiatives, in particular within the Equal Futures Partnership during Croatia’s chairmanship in 2016. It commits to providing development and humanitarian assistance with an integrated gender perspective.

2016 Update:

National Action Plan: Croatia will adopt an updated NAP by the end of the year.

Croatia did not reflect efforts to increase a civil society presence in efforts to implement the WPS Agenda.

Croatia did not reflect efforts to increase a civil society presence in efforts to implement the WPS Agenda.

Croatia did not address commitments to facilitate a greater gender perspective in peacekeeping efforts.

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