Gender equality and discrimination in Eastern Europe

Romania votes to introduce National Men’s Day

2016.03.08

Romanian men will also be officially celebrated starting this year. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis recently signed the law that declares November 19 as the Men’s Day in Romania. The law was voted by the ...

Serbia’s answer to domestic abuse

2016.02.29

According to the latest statistics, one in five women in Serbia are financially dependent on their partner. They have to beg for money even for the most basic needs. Now there is help from'ONAsnaživanje' (She/emancipation), ...

Female doctors, the Eastern Europe’s supremacy

2015.12.03

Estonia, Slovenia and Slovakia have the highest rate of female doctors among developed economies. According to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in fact, almost three in four doctors ...

Film commemorates Kosovo rapes and Balkan machismo

2015.03.11

'Three windows and a hanging' is the first Kosovo-produced film about the horror of rape during the Balkan wars. Nominated recently for an Oscar, it's set in a village in Kosovo, where the teacher, ...

A public campaign accuses women of provoking rape

2014.12.01

If a woman flirts and wears skimpy garments, it’s her fault if she’s raped. In short, this is the core of the campaign of the Hungarian Police launched on occasion of the International Day ...

An app to protect women in Serbia

2014.10.01

From today, Serbian women can walk about in greater safety, thanks to new technology. The app for mobile phones, which can be downloaded free from Google PlayStore, is a way of raising the alarm ...

Bulgaria urges women to report domestic abuse

2014.07.21

A new campaign against domestic violence has been recently launched in Bulgaria. The goal is to help victims overcome barriers and talk about their problem. The proportion of women who are victims of some ...

Those sworn-virgins who live as men

2014.07.11

They call them the 'man virgins' or 'sworn virgins' and they are part of an ancient tradition kept alive in the mountains of northern Albania. These women have been forced by fate and a ...