Nada Drobnjak is a prominent political leader of the Democratic Socialists Party of Montenegro (DPS). She was a member of presidency of DPS Presidency in period from 2007 till 2011, contributing to integrate women vision in the political thinking of her party and widely throughout society fostering democracy and democratic reforms.
She was born in 1963. Graduated at Faculty of Civil Engineering and worked as professor at Secondary Civil Engineering School in Podgorica. In period 2001/2002, she served as MP in the Assembly of Montenegro, and initiated establishment of Assembly Committee on Gender Equality where she was appointed as the first Chairperson of the Committee. She was delegate of Podgorica Municipal Assembly in period 2002/2006. She was the Head of Gender Equality Office within Montenegro Government from April 2003 to May 2009, when she was elected to serve in the Assembly of Montenegro, and later on appointed for the position of Chairperson of the Committee on Gender Equality and member of International Relations and European Integration Committee. As of June 1 2010 she serves as member of Parliamentary Committee on Stabilization and Association of the Assembly of Montenegro and European Parliament.
Bells Coalition Regional Project awarded her price Respected Environment Ambassador. Also, she is Gender Focal Point of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict in Western Balkans.
She participated in number of conferences, seminars and round tables on human rights and gender equality.
She is graduated professor of Serbo-Croatian language and Yugoslav literacy. During her studies, she worked as journalist. She worked at the State Archive of Montenegro, Archive department in Niksic. From 1998, she was active in civil sector as peacemaker, lecturer, trainer, consultant and facilitator. She is founder and chairperson of Women Voters League in Montenegro. As a trainer, she provided training courses for more than 1,200 participants in over 60 workshops and seminars, such as: on civil society development, on women future politicians, on training of observers for civil monitoring, training of women leaders, training on development teams, on education and leadership in action, training on green agenda, etc. As an international consultant on civil participation and local government democratization, she participated in pilot projects Participation of Citizens in Local Budgeting Process and Enforcement of the Law on Immovable Property Taxation. She was member of public broadcaster Radio-television of Montenegro Committee during the first term of the Committee. She was nominated by Montenegrin NGOs dealing with human rights protection to be member of Council (from January 2003 / December 2007). Member of National Gender Equality Council (appointed following election process between members of women NGO sector – November 2005). She was Assistant Researcher in Montenegro Gender Barometer Project – researching social position and quality of men and women livelihood in Montenegro in 2007. She was Assistant and Researcher in Single Parents Project, a project with activities that had scientific features. She is member of RECOM (Regional Commission for Establishing Facts on War Crimes and other Grave Violations of Human Rights in former Yugoslavia). She is member of Advisory Board on Political Participation of Women within EU/IPA project on Gender Equality in Montenegro
Slavica Strikovic was born in 1964 and graduated electrical engineering. She is a Managing Board member of NGO Women Action since October 2003. She is President of the Committee for Women Entrepreneurs in the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro. She is also a member of Council of Public Service Radio Television of Montenegro. Coordinated a lot of projects focused on secure and advance of women rights on local, national as well as on regional level. Multiyear trainer in women rights issues. Slavica is author of several papers about women’s position in Montenegro.