Nov 2021


Regular political processes are also expected to continuously work on correcting all inequalities, including gender ones. The fact is, however, that the work of representative bodies in this regard may suffer from weaknesses and blind spots, as a result of which the situation of the vulnerable and unequal may further deteriorate. Therefore, additional training in the field of policy and legislation is necessary. The first workshop for students of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb in preparation for the campaign "16 days of activism against gender-based violence" was held on November 19, 2021 online.

The workshop was held by Dr. sc. Matija Miloš, on the topic "How does the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia strengthen the extra-parliamentary challenge to gender inequality?". There were a total of 13 participants with lecturer Matija Miloš. The lecture explored the ways in which constitutional law serves not only as a boundary of regular political processes, but also how it enables extra-parliamentary challenge of its blind spots. After the lecture, the students were able to distinguish the most famous non-parliamentary instruments, referendums initiated by civic initiatives, from other alternative ways of political engagement. By comparing them, they will be able to take a critical attitude towards the basic act of the Republic of Croatia as a political resource.