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Feminism in Croatia


Feminists on
This Website:

Djurdja Knezevic

Feminists on
Other Sites:

Nadezda Cacinovic

Natasa Jovicic

Vesna Kesic

Smiljana Leinert-Novosel

>Durda Miklauzic

Kristina Mihalec

Vesna Pusic

Danijela Babic

Andrea Feldman

Bojana Genov

Gordana Obradovic

Neva Toelle

Internet Links

B.a.B.e. (Be Active, Be Emancipated / Budi aktivna, Budi emancipirana) works for the affirmation and implementation of women's human rights and is located in Zagreb. You can access their website here.

Women's Organizations in Croatia here.


      Women's Organizations in Croatia:

      1. BISER -- This group was founded by women refugees living in Zagreb, and provides relief for women and children survivors of the war in the former Yugoslavia.
      2. Kareta -- This feminist group is dedicated to providing relief and assistance to women survivors of the genocide and sexual atrocities during the war in the former Yugoslavia.
      3. Zenska Infoteka -- This Women's Information and Documentation Center in Zagreb conducts seminars on political issues affecting women in Central Europe. Its mailing address is: 10 000 Zagreb, Varsavska 16/1, Croatia. Or you can email them here.
      4. Women's Studies Program in Zagreb
      5. The Network Women's Program -- Open Society Institute, which works to improve communications among women throughout the world. The Open Society Institute - Croatia has been supporting a wide range of women's NGOs in Croatia - both through the Network Women's Program and the Foundation's National Women's Program. Network programs include:

        1. Violence Against Women
        2. Women's Human Rights
        3. Breast Cancer Prevention
        4. Gender Studies and Integration

        National programs (projects) include:

        1. Women refugees
        2. Women's Information and Documentation Centres Centres for Gender Studies
        3. Sexual harassment and violence against Women Women in Rural Areas
        4. Political Participation of Women
        5. Inter-ethnic relations
        6. Breast Cancer Prevention

        OSI has given more than US$ 280,000 to women's groups this year through the National Program. You can contact them through Marina Skuric-Prodanovic here, or write to them at this postal address: Open Society Institute - Croatia, Hebrangova 21, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA.


      Allen, Beverly. Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1996.

      Croatian National Assembly, "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women," 1998.

      Ramet, Sabrina P., ed. Gender Politics in the Western Balkans: Women, Society, and Politics in Yugoslavia and the Yugoslaw Successor States. Penn State University Press, 1998.

      Ugresic, Dubravka. The Culture of Lies: Antipolitical Essays. Translated by Celia Hawkesworth. Penn State University Press, 1998.

      Westerlind, Eva Skold. Carrying the Farm on Her Back: A Portrait of Women in a Yugoslav Village. Ranier Books, 1989.

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