Obstetric violence is an intersection between institutional violence and violence against women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum; however, very little is being done in Croatia or beyond to combat it.
One of the most visible forms of discrimination is violence exerted against women. The Istanbul Convention is in the process of being ratified by the EU but it needs political will to get it through – this is why Europe needs feminism.
The Czech Republic signed the Istanbul Convention in May 2016 and was due to ratify the treaty last year. However opposition comes from those who view it as a threat to the concept of the traditional family.