Women’s political activism in Montenegro - public opinion survey

Women’s political activism in Montenegro - public opinion survey
The most common forms of women’s activism are voting in elections (87.1%), signing petitions (41.1%) and sharing one’s views on social media (30.2%).
Women political participation
01 February 2022
Introduction

In discussing sources of motivation for their potential engagement, 67.4% of respondents say that there is nothing that could motivate them to get engaged in political life. The remaining percentage is evenly distributed across a multitude of sources of motivation, such as a job opportunity (6.4%), money (5.3%) and many other sources. We might conclude that there is no single and specific prevailing motivator or factor that would encourage the participants to become politically active. However, when asked whether and to what extent an increased number of women in decision-making positions would motivate them to get engaged in political activities, 40.1% of respondents say they would find this motivational.

Women need to have a greater public presence, as this would motivate other women, especially young women, and show them that they too have their place in politics. The respondent’s potential line of action mainly revolves around several areas of interest, such as: peacebuilding and justice, education, health care, human rights and the economy. On the other hand, it is also important to consider the demotivating factors for women’s political action. In discussing the political climate in Montenegro, slightly more than two-fifths of the respondents find the climate to be either partially or very discouraging for women. Reasons as listed by the participants shed more light on such a finding, and those include the unstable political scene and divisions in society (which is not encouraging for neither women nor men), gender inequality and women not getting enough public recognition.

 

Find the full survey results in English and Montenegrin languages below.

Women’s political activism in Montenegro - Public opinion survey

Women’s political activism in Montenegro - Public opinion survey