Just before the local elections, the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination has requested the implementation of the Gender Equality Law.
A study has shown that women have a very low level of representation in local leadership positions. Here is the fact that only 15% of the positions as administrators are held by women, while the position of deputy mayors are filled by men.
Gajda appealed to local institutions to enforce the law, which obliges 30% of the leadership positions to be appointed to women.
This is the first study on women's representation in local government, but according to the Commissioner, the problem remains with the information provided by the local units.