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Name: Oľga Pietruchová
Date registered: June 5, 2012

Latest posts

  1. „Work-Life Balance in a Changing Society“ Slovak Presidency Conference — September 9, 2016
  2. The High Level Group on gender mainstreaming in Bratislava — September 8, 2016
  3. Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in the FEMM committee — September 2, 2016
  4. Priorities of the Slovak Presidency in FEMM — August 23, 2016
  5. Project on Women in Decisionmaking — May 3, 2016

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Jan 13

Strategy for human rights drafted

THE STATEWIDE Strategy for the Protection and Support of Human Rights has been approved by the Government Council for Human Rights, Ethnic Minorities and Gender Equality, with the document slated to be discussed by the government. It took three years to draft the Strategy and no one was excluded from the discussion about it, according …

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Jan 12

National strategy for gender equality and the National plan for gender equality for years 2014-2019

National strategy for gender equality and the National plan for gender equality for years 2014-2019 On July 9th 2014 the Government of the Slovak republic adopted the evaluation of the implementation of the National Action Plan for Gender Equality 2010-2013 by Resolution No. 335/2014 whereby creation of the national gender equality strategy and Action Plan …

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Nov 13

Norwegian funds

INGA Magistad, the Norwegian Ambassador to Slovakia, offers a long list of projects that have come to fruition thanks to the EEA/Norway Grants, including that of a community centre in Moldava nad Bodvou run by a local Roma woman who tutors children from the Roma settlement, as well as reconstructed cultural heritage monuments, a swimming …

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Nov 05

Family and Work Project

The Slovak government says it is aware of the impact of parenthood on the employment of men and women and the gender gap that exists here. The employment of women with children up to six years of age is below 40 percent compared with 83 percent in the case of men. The shortage of available …

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Oct 08

Support for a balanced representation of women and men in leadership positions

Support for a balanced representation of women and men in leadership positions in employers’ organizations – a project funded by the European Commission under the grant scheme PROGRESS   Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family set out to actively promote a more balanced representation of women and men in decision-making. It will do so …

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Sep 05

Campaign on gender pay gap

Women in Slovakia are still paid less for work than men, statistics show. The campaign titled “When I Grow Up” organised the Labour Ministry points out the difference in remuneration of men and women, State Secretary at the Labour Ministry Jozef Burian told an August 12 news conference in Bratislava. “Despite the fact that Slovakia …

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Aug 07

Slovakia´s periodic report to CEDAW

On July 9th the government of Slovak Republic approved the 5th and 6th periodic report to CEDAW (Committee for Elimination of Discrimination of Women) which has been subsequently sent to the UN. The report contains information on legislative, judicial, administrative and other measures that have been adopted for the purpose of implementing the convention in practice, and also …

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May 05

Policies targeting violence against women lacking

Women in social groups where speaking about violence is highly taboo use to hesitate to seek help, according to Pietruchová. “Revealing violence would have serious impacts on many women,” Pietruchová said. “For example, the family’s reputation could be harmed, husband could lose his job, children could lose their father and the family its income.” Women …

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Apr 05

Woman of Courage Award

Oľga Pietruchová of the Labour, Social Affairs and Family Ministry’s gender equality department received the embassy’s Woman of Courage Award for her “valiant efforts to uphold and promote the rights of all people, regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation,” the embassy said. “We at the US Embassy admire and respect the work both …

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Dec 05

Gender equality labeled as “culture of death”

The bishops associated with the Conference of Bishops of Slovakia (KBS) caused outrage among their opponents, but also among some of their followers, mainly with the language they used to describe what they see as a threat to the institution of traditional family in Europe. They repeatedly labelled gender equality efforts as “the culture of …

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