CPP's Women's Initiative of Vara┼żdinska county visited the Parliament and the Academy

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varazdinke sabor webZagreb, 12th March 2015 - "Women have to work on their self-esteem and be more involved in politics at all levels", said at the beginning of the meeting in the Academy the President of Women's Initiative and CPP's Member of Parliament Sonja K├Ânig to the members of Women's Initiative of Vara┼żdinska County organization that visited the Croatian Parliament and the Academy.

Following the introductory remarks K├Ânig pointed out the importance of a new Election Law that provides the representation of at least 40 percent of women on the candidate lists ie. The introduction of so-called quotas.

"This is a big step forward in gender equality to be achieved by amending the Election Law. The idea is that these lists of candidates begin to apply to local elections. This is not only good for women but also for men. This is supported by a research on the development index, which showed that the local and regional self-government which is headed by a woman is much more developed", concluded K├Ânig and invited the members to participate in the contest of CPP's Women's Initiative for the selection of the best picture titled"Women and Politics", which runs until the end of 2015.

Before the meeting in the Academy, Members of CPP of Vara┼żdinska County visited the Croatian Parliament, where they were greeted and welcomed by Sonja K├Ânig and Ivica Jakopi─Źek, associate from the Office of Vice-president of the Croatian Parliament. President of CPP's Women's Initiative was the host of the whole tour.

After the traditional tour of the Parliament they attended the session in the gallery. On the agenda there was a report on the right to legal assistance and expenditure of funds in 2013. Later, CPP's MPs Milorad Batinić, Nada Turina Đuric and Marijan Škvarić joined the team.

With MPs they discussed about the work of parliamentary committees and services, the Club, mutual collegial relations, as well as the upcoming parliamentary elections.
On the way from Parliament to the Academy K├Ânig did small tour of Upper Town and showed them the sights, and everything is perpetuated on the group photo.

The meeting was held within the 3rd Department of the Academy with the aim of organizational strengthening of the party, and we expect the next visit on March 25th, when CPP's Brodsko-posavska organization will visit us.