Research

Interview: Gordana Čomić

Čomić MP

I haven’t experienced discrimination because you can only be patronized and discriminated by those to whom you do not make a clear stance known that this does not work. In the struggle for women’s rights, it not only important how we are, but how it will be for the women who come after us. Different treatment is apparent, despite this, because women must prove their political capabilities while men are assumed to have them without any need to prove them. Women in politics begin with the question, “What will I do?” while men ask “What will I be?” The difference in approaches is vast.

Interview: Fana Delija

Centre for Roma Initiatives MNE Coordinator

Fana Delija lives in Nikšić and has been coordinator of the Centre for Roma Initiatives since 2004. She received the Anna Lindh prize in 2012 for a special contribution to female participation in leadership. She is the founder and member of the first Roma women’s craft cooperative, “Rukatnice”.

Interview: Stevan Milivojević

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LGBT people in Montenegro, especially LGBT activists and people whose sexual orientation or gender identity is visible or known to the public, represent the most marginalized part of society. The large number of constant threats received over social media, insults, and attacks to which we are victim are testament to this. Sadly, feeling discriminated against and threatened are feelings that follow me every day, so that I often have to pay special care when I’m in a part of the city well-known for having a high number of homophobes and violent attackers.

The ratio of men to women in the national councils of Montenegro

As per Montenegro’s 2013 Law on Minority Rights and Freedoms, the equality of its national minorities (defined by their national, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious identity) is guaranteed. The National Councils are elected bodies which represent minority national groups in the country, and are chosen by members of their community. They work with the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, advise state and local organs, and generally play a large role in matters relating to minorities, aided by the newly established Fund for Protecting Minority Rights.