Country Montenegro
Year 2007
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Gender Equality Office of the Government of Montenegro (GEO) marked the 2007 16 days of activism against gender based violence by:

  • organising a painting competition for children from 10 to 15 years old from Montenegro entitled "Stop Violence against Women".  1239 paintings arrived during the competition. The GEO formed a Commission with the task of selecting the paintings to be awarded with: first, second and third places, the award for the best school collection, and the award for the teacher. The Commission selected 273 paintings of pupils from 25 schools for an exhibition which was opened on 25 November 2007; and
  • organising a conference in cooperation with the UNDP Office in Podgorica which gathered representatives of all relevant institutions to speak about this issue.

SOS Telephone Podgorica organised a Regional Conference on Domestic Violence to exchange regional experiences and best practices when it comes to violence against women. After the conference a publication was issued with the papers of the participants from Montenegro and the region. This was financially supported by the Governmental Gender Equality Office.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Montenegro to the questionnaire on violence against women