was created in 2004 to tackle the underrepresentation of women in political decision-making.
Gender equality is becoming more of a reality in fields devoted to health and social work, economy, social sciences, pharmacy, and medicine.guarantees everyone equal human rights and fundamental freedoms regardless of "national origin, race, sex, language, religion, political or other conviction, material standing, birth, education, social status or any other personal circumstance." Article 14 also guarantees equality before the law.The universal and equal right to vote is protected by Article 43 of the Constitution.Article 53 states that "marriage is based on the equality of both spouses.The Office for Equal Opportunities is engaged in activities concentrating on following areas: The Republic of Slovenia has been designated a Tier One country by the U.S Department of State with regards to combatting human trafficking.
Tier One countries fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in humans as set by the The average length of unemployment for women and men is equal; however women’s earnings average at only 93% of those of men.
In 2009, the 90-seat National Assembly housed 13 women, and the 40-seat National Council had one female member.
Population of women: 1,035,500/2,024,900 Life expectancy of women (at birth): 83 School life expectancy for women: 18 Women's adult literacy: 100% Unemployment of women: 4.9% Women engaged in economic activity: 53% Slovenia became an independent state in 1991 and has since been recognized as one of the most politically and economically stable states to emerge from the former Yugoslavia.
The Republic of Slovenia operates under a democratic parliamentary system and joined the European Union on May 1, 2004.
Slovenia is also a member of the Eurozone, the Schengen area, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, NATO, UNESCO, WTO, OECD, and the United Nations.
and the Resolution on the National Programme for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (see below for details on these acts).