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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Shadow Report: Czech Republic The 63rd CEDAW Session
The Czech Women’s Lobby (CWL), as a network of 30 NGO’s and academic institutions focusing on gender equality, submits this Shadow report with regard to the consideration of the Sixth Periodic Report submitted by the Czech Republic to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Minister Věra Jourová nominated for Czech EU commissioner
The Czech coalition parties have nominated Regional Development Minister Věra Jourová as the country’s candidate for the European Commission. The Czech government hopes she could take over one of the economic portfolios in the commission. Ms Jourová, of the ANO party, meanwhile, has vowed to raise...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Czech Republic: Women's Path to High Politics Difficult-EU Mayors in Prague
Prague- Female mayors from European Union countries have to deal with similar problems at the municipality level as their male colleagues, but it is difficult for them to advance to higher levels of politics, participants in the first meeting of women mayors from EU countries agreed in Prague today...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Czech Republic: New Learning Project Promoting Women’s Participation in Politics
The Forum 50 % civic group promoting women’s participation in public life and politics has launched a new online learning project entitled “Otevrena Univerzita” or “Open University”. One of the principal aims of the projects is to improve the political culture in the Czech Republic and make...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Czech Republic: Most Czechs Believe the Number of Women in Politics is Insufficient
Almost three-fifths of Czech men and more than four-fifths of Czech women believe that the number of women in Czech politics is insufficient. To read the full article, please visit the České Noviny's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Czech Republic: Czech Minister to Seek One-Third Women Participation in Politics
At an international conference on the new ways to overcome gender stereotypes that took place in Prague within the Czech Republic's EU presidency Kocab said stereotypes in people's thinking complicates the position of women in the Czech Republic. Kocab said that he would push for the passage...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
CZECH REPUBLIC: Ministry to draft proposal raising women's share in elections
The Czech Interior Ministry is to propose law amendments that would raise women's share in the list of candidates to at least 30 percent, Lejla Abbasova, spokeswoman for Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocab, said Monday. To read more, please see the Prague Daily Monitor...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Czech Republic: How are the Czech women doing in politics
While the proportion of women in the post-communist world’s parliaments has been slowly rising, they remain woefully under-represented in high legislative positions and in government than in many Western European countries. An argument can be made that this is still the case in the new-ish Czech...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Drafting Gender-Aware Legislation: How to Promote and Protect Gender Equality in CEE and CIS
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation processes, and provide detailed checklists for...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and ICT in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
This report maps the situation of gender and ICTs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, identifying trends, gaps, as well as some good practices. It focuses particularly on the integration of gender in relation to issues such as process and control, education,...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Women at Work: The Status of Women in the Labour Markets of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
This paper assesses trends in women’s labor-market positions in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland from 1989 to 2002. It also examines how these trends are related to the reformulation of women’s social rights, especially those concerning women’s responsibilities in childbirth and childrearing.