Activity of Office for Equal Opportunities, Republic of Slovenia
Aims and objectives
A governmental office, pursuing equal opportunities for women and men: gender mainstreaming, labour, knowledge society, welfare of women and men, gender relations and decision making. The Office was founded in 1992, after the transformation of the Slovenian political system. It first appeared as a Commission for Women's Politics in 1990, and two years later the government launched the Office for Women's Politics, the first gender equality institution in independent Slovenia with the aim of systematically monitoring the position of women and preventing their discrimination and marginalisation as a result of the market economy. However, in 2001 the Office was renamed the Office for Equal Opportunities and became responsible not only for activities related to gender equality but also for other social inequalities (according to ethnicity, race, disability etc.). Its main aim was to implement EU Racial Equality Directive and Employment directives.
Name: Office for Equal Opportunities, Republic of Slovenia
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Slovenia
Organisation Zip Code: 1000
Organisation Phone: 00 386 01 478 14 86
Name: Sonja Robnik
Work on men focused on the promotion of "active fatherhood" at the level of legislation, research and activism. These activities were run only from 2004 - 2006.
'Perspectives of New Fatherhood in Slovenia: Effects of the Mechanism of Paternal Leave on Active Fatherhood' (2005) financed by The Office was published as part of the scientific monograph by Rener, T., Humer, Ž., Žakelj, T., Vezovnik, A., Švab, A. (2008). Novo očetovstvo v Sloveniji (eng. New Fatherhood in Slovenia). Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. It represents an academic study of different aspects of the phenomena of "new fatherhood" in Slovenia with focuses on: the contexts of post-modern changes in family structure; fathers' strategies of work/family balance; family policies; discourses on fatherhood in popular family magazines; courts' discourses on fatherhood at divorces.