Estonia enacted a gender equality law in 2004 and demonstrates efforts to put gender equality on the agenda in schools with the 'intergrating gender into teacher education and training' project. However, Estonia still has not achieved a gender just society. In October 2016, Estonia elected it's first women president, Kersti Kaljulaid. Estonia has not been involved in large-scale conflict or war since it regained independence from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Estonia acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1991 and is ranked 37 out of 144 listed countries on the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Women's organisations continue to struggle to have the law implemented by government authorities. In 2017, $536,3 million was spent by Estonia on its military. In 2017, Estonia made specific references to WPS and made light commitments to support initiatives and policies.