Country / Region profile of: Montenegro

Women in Montenegro remain underrepresented in leadership positions in government. In addition, violence against women, including domestic violence and sexual harassment, is common. Montenegro is is 89 out of 144 listed countries according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Malta has succeeded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2006 and ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 18 August 2014. However, traditional patriarchal ideas of gender according to which women should be subservient to male members of their families, results in continued discrimination against women in the home.  During the 2015 October Open Debate, Montenegro gave a statement affirming support for WPS but made no specific commitments towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS Agenda holistically. In 2015, $64.9 mln were spent by Montenegro on its military; subsequently, the National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) has not been developed yet.

“[The aim of my activism is] to fight against injustice and bad customs within my community. My greatest wish is that there were more people fighting against child and forced marriage. And I wish that there were more Roma [...] girls and women who were literate and educated." - Fatima Naza


$ 67,200,000
Military expenditure
Montenegro spends USD$67,200,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
National Action Plan
This amount could cover the creation of the country's first National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325... and its funding over at least a three-year period
NAP 1325
Montenegro does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Montenegro made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2015.