Women's Government

Women’s Government


Women’s Government is a non-governmental, apolitical and non-profit organization with a mission to promote expert potential of women in Serbia.

The organization was formally established in January 2007, as a result of a project «Voting for Women’s Government», which was implemented by the European Movement in Serbia and the daily newspaper «Blic» with OSCE support.

The project was initiated with the belief that women can change the state of our society, and with the aim to promote educated and successful women and stimulate their higher participation in Serbia’s public life. A total of 161 women with relevant professional reputation, i.e. eight «candidates» for each sector in the Government of Serbia, were presented to the public via Blic newspaper. On the basis of presented biographies, more than 30,000 readers of «Blic» voted for «ministers of Women’s Government».

With the intention to facilitate a more tolerant and effective debate on better future of Serbia, the Women’s Government took the form of a non-partisan, non-governmental and non-profit organisation. Its primary mission is to promote expert potential of women in Serbia, creating a society of equal opportunities and striving toward women’s equal participation in governance bodies and in impacting public policy.

Women’s Government has garnered support of many domestic and international organizations, and the media. In addition, this idea has attracted significant attention at various regional gatherings as a progressive message coming from Serbia that could serve as a model to be applied in other countries, including those that are more developed. Based on this model, other countries in the region, such as Montenegro and Bosnia, have elected their «Women’s governments».

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  • Association/NGO
Geographical focus
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on April 5, 2016
Modified on April 5, 2016