Welcome to the website of the Department of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women. The department serves as the body responsible for gender equality in Slovakia and as the coordinator for the implementation of horizontal prirciples antidiscrimination nad equality between women and men in the projects cofinanced by European structural and investments funds.

Department of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities is also responsible for the coordination of the Committee on Gender Equality which is a standing committee of the Governmental Council for Human Rights, Minorities and Gender Equality. It also cooperates with women NGOs in Slovakia which database is listed here.

On the web page you can find some basic documents and information related to gender equality which are available in English. We currently work on the web page to be able to provide you with more information. Inbetween, we recommend you to use web translator. We hope you will find this web as useful and inspiring source of information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or phone.

„Work-Life Balance in a Changing Society“ Slovak Presidency Conference

Balancing work, family and private life is a prerequisite for a higher participation of women in the labour market and their economic independence; with this in mind, the presidency conference held in Bratislava will be dedicated to the reconciliation of work, family and private life in the changing society. Having said that, the primary aim …

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The High Level Group on gender mainstreaming in Bratislava

  The High Level Group on gender mainstreaming is an informal group created in 2001 and comprises high-level representatives responsible for gender mainstreaming at national level. It is chaired by the European Commission at regular meetings convened in close collaboration with the Presidency. On September 7-8th, the group´s meeting has been held in Bratislava. Among …

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Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in the FEMM committee

The priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Slovak ministers at a series of meetings taking place in July, August and September. Women in the labour market, work-life balance, female poverty key issues for Slovak presidency Boosting women’s participation in the labour market, promoting …

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Priorities of the Slovak Presidency in FEMM

The Presidency will present its priorities in the area of the rights of women and gender equality in the FEMM committee in September 1st. The Members will discuss these priorities with Mr Ján RICHTER, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic. The Slovak Presidency will prioritise the reconciliation of work and …

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Project on Women in Decisionmaking

Support for a balanced representation of women and men in leadership positions in employer’s  organisations  in Slovakia Project is supported by European Commission scheme Progress General objective: Promoting gender equality in economic decision-making in Slovakia

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Slovakia: a focus on encouraging parents and older people into the workplace

In recent years, Slovakia has pursued several family policies aimed at improving the living conditions of families with children and help reconcile family responsibilities with work. Increasing the employment rate of parents with small children and helping with child-related costs are considered by the government to be the most important objectives of current family policy …

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