Montenegro commits to implementing national plan and law towards equality in all areas

Montenegro is committed to ensuring that women and girls have equal rights and opportunities in all spheres of life and live free of violence, including through its National Plan for Achieving Gender Equality, which is based on the Beijing Platform for Action. It commits to implementation of the plan and to carrying forward the amended national law on gender equality to ensure women’s full participation in decision-making. It will undertake regular awareness-raising and educational campaigns on ending violence against women, including by engaging men and boys. Montenegro was a strong advocate for the stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal on gender equality and women’s empowerment, along with all gender-related targets and indicators in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It stands behind all national and international standards guiding the achievement of gender equality. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Filip Vujanović said: “I am confident that the 2030 Agenda [marks] the turning point for the future efforts of the international community to address the issue of gender equality.” [Speech]