PODGORICA, 24 June 2011 – Participants in an OSCE-supported roundtable meeting on Monday, 27 June, in Podgorica, will discuss strategies to increase women’s participation in public and political life.
The OSCE Mission to Montenegro supports the meeting, organized by the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and the Parliamentary Committee for Gender Equality, as part of a project to boost women's political participation.
An OSCE expert from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will present mechanisms and tools that aim to enhance women's participation in political life. Representatives of non-governmental organizations and political parties from Serbia will also present experiences of amending the election legislation to promote women's participation.
The meeting will be opened by the Deputy Minister for Human and Minority Rights, Sabahudin Delić; the Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, Waldemar Figaj, and the Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Gender Equality, Nada Drobnjak.
Representatives of the Parliamentary Committee for Gender Equality, parliamentary political parties, institutions, non-governmental and international organizations will attend the event.
Journalists are invited to cover the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 9:00 on Monday, 27 June 2011, in the Hotel Crna Gora, Bul. Sv. Petra Cetinjskog 2, Podgorica.