Country / Region profile of: Slovenia

Slovenia does not have a recent history of conflict. The Constitution and laws of Slovenia prohibit discrimination based on gender, and these laws are generally well enforced. However, the effect of these has yet to be felt in areas of political representation and women's participation in the labour force. Slovenia is ranked 7 out of 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2016 and it ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1992 and ratified the Arms Treaty (ATT) on 2 April 2014. During the 2017 October Open Debate, Slovenia gave a statement affirming support for WPS and expressed its commitment to promote women's meaningful participation. In 2017, $477 mln were spent by Slovenia on its military; subsequently, the budget for the National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) is not specified by the state. Women's rights activists in Slovenia advocate for gender equality, economic empowerment, women's political leadership and women's empowerment.  

“In Slovenia, gender equality is a priority not only in the field of human rights and development cooperation, but also in security and defense policy.” - Andraz Zidar


$ 477,000,000
Military expenditure
Slovenia spends USD$477,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Boosting women's leadership
This amount could be invested in developing hundreds of new innovative programmes across the globe to boost women’s economic empowerment and political participation
NAP 1325
The Slovenian NAP does not include an allocated or estimated budget and there are no other financial resource consideration references within the NAP.
WPS commitments