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, training and skills and development, and their use to enhance opportunities for human development. Read more
Political parties that have less than 30 percent female representation in their lists of candidates for the general and regional elections may get less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law, which daily Právo writes about today.
The provision was initiated by Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier (Social Democrats, ČSSD).
Právo writes that the ČSSD's government coalition partner, the ANO movement of Andrej Babis, and the rightist opposition and Communists (KSČM) do not like the bill, which the Interior Ministry has now sent to ministries... Read more
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 of an amendment to the election law under which each three candidates on the parties' lists of candidates would have to contain at least one women, which would help achieve the one-third women's participation in politics.
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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 government and parliament:
Number of women in the cabinet: Zero.
Number of women committee chairs in the lower house of Parliament: 3 of 17;… in the Senate: 1 of 8.
Women make up 22 percent of the members in the lower chamber and 19 percent of the Senate.
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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.
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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.
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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 it more attractive for women politicians. Milus Kotisova is one of the people behind the project.
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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.
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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 reference when analyzing legislation and its implementation. Read more
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 the EU’s prestige with Czechs.
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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. Read more
This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:
1. What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and others( in ways that are gender-responsive? What are opportunities and challenges in this respect? What further measures are recommended to strengthen the capacities of women’s caucuses to promote gender equality and sustainable, equitable development in their daily work? What specific measures are recommended that target young women leaders as future... Read more