County Commissions for gender equality and Commission in the City of Zagreb, municipal commissions for gender equality
Županijska, gradska/općinska povjerenstva za ravnopravnost spolova
Commissions for Gender Equality have been established in all 20 counties and in the City of Zagreb, working as advisory bodies of county assemblies and the Assembly of the City of Zagreb. Their normative position is regulated by Gender Equality Act. Units of regional self-government and the City of Zagreb establish the commissions and, in accordance with the proposed work programme, ensure resources for their work. The Office for Gender Equality coordinates the work of county Commissions for gender equality and organizes an annual Coordination of County Commissions for Gender Equality, in order to discuss the problems and provide opportunity for exchange of experience in the implementation of the law and the National policy for gender equality at the local levels.
Each commission usually consists of 9-11 members, out of which majority are county assembly members, independent experts, and one coodinator for gender equality from the Office of central state administration. Membership is voluntary.