Slovenia // Laws and Policies

Policy documents addressing gender-equality topics exist. These documents are the Equal Opportunities of Women and Men Act (2002), which defines gender equality and equal treatment of women and men as a government policy and introduces gender mainstreaming as a strategy for achieving gender equality; the Protection against Discrimination Act (2016), which prohibits inter alia direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of any personal characteristics, including sex, in any sphere of social life.; and the National Programme for Equality between Women and Men for period 2015–2020, setting priorities and measures in the areas of labour market, work-life balance, decision-making, gender-based violence, health, gender stereotypes and international cooperation.

This programme also provides that concrete tasks and activities for the achievement of objectives and implementation of measures shall be determined in biannual periodic plans and reports.