Country Montenegro
Year 2008
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Numerous activities were undertaken by the the Gender Equality Office of the Government of Montenegro, in collaboration with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Foundation Open Society Institute, Representative Office Montenegro (FOSI ROM) and the United Nations Country Team in Montenegro (UNCT), including:

  • a media conference on 25 November to announce the beginning of the campaign "16 days campaign against violence" in Montenegro. The campaign is supported by the Montenegro Waterpolo and Swimming Federation, the Montenegro Basketball Federation, the Montenegro Volleyball Federation and the Montenegro Football Federation. We had two promoters of the Campaign Mr Igor Kolakovic, trainer of the Volleyball Team Buducnost and Mr. Petar Porobic, selector of Waterpolo Montenegro Representation.  This campaign invites men to be part of the solution by teaching the next generation that violence is always wrong. The campaign targets men - whether fathers, coaches, teachers, uncles, brothers or mentors - who spend time with pre-teen and teenage boys. The campaign includes the distribution of posters and billboards in all Montenegrin municipalities, broadcast of TV spot and radio jingles, promotion of the campaign at all sport event in Montenegro during this period, thematic media shows in electronic and printed media etc. The campaign provoked great public and media attention and was positively praised by the public. Thus, we plan to continue it in 2009. 
  • a round table to discuss at the end of the campaign to discuss the events of the campaign and future activities in this regards. The round table was also attended by representatives of all respective state institutions dealing with this issue. During the campaign the Governmental Gender Equality Office issued the publication containing documents of the Council of Europe on violence against women.

Source of Information

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