Slovenia

About

The fall of Yugoslavia and the liberation of Slovenia in 1991 provided the basis for the recognition of gender equality as an important issue for the country. One of the first steps towards gender mainstreaming in Slovenia had already been taken in 1990, with the establishment of the Parliamentary Commission for Women’s Policy. The commission was responsible for monitoring the position of women in Slovenia and submitting proposals for improvement.

Stuctures

Slovenia has established a number of relevant institutional mechanisms for gender mainstreaming and for addressing gender equality. After early elections in December 2011, the independent government body responsible for gender equality and the advancement of women — the Office for Equal Opportunities (previously the Women’s Policy Office) was abolished and its responsibilities were transferred to the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (MLFSA).