Category Archive: Media

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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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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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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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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Jul 02

Gay rights groups lobby for their own committee

Slovak Spectator / Michaela Terenzani – Stanková / THE PREVIOUS post of a deputy prime minister for human rights is now history after the government of Prime Minister Robert Fico eliminated the position within the Government Office. Nevertheless an advisory body that has responsibility for overseeing human rights in Slovakia is still functioning and that has been …

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Jun 28

Labour ministry says gender pay gap narrows significantly

Slovak Spectator / Although a gender salary gap persists in Slovakia at about 20 percent, the gap has decreased by one-fifth in the past five years, states a document drafted by the Labour Ministry and approved by the government on June 27, the TASR newswire reported. The document states that even though women have very good …

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Jun 19

It’s time to go from legislation to good practice

Interview with Slovak MEP MMrs. Edit Bauer: Gender pay gap: “It’s time to go from legislation to good practice” avaiable here

May 21

Earnings gap for women is 20.7 pct

Slovak Spectator / SLOVAK women must work three months longer in a year to make the same pay as men. Oľga Pietruchová of the gender equality office of the Labour Ministry told the TASR newswire that the average difference in the hourly pay of men and women in Slovakia is 20.7 percent as compared to …

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Mar 26

Improving the status of women in business

Slovak Spectator / Radka Minarechová & Roman Cuprik/ THE EUROPEAN Union has been working on a plan to pave the way for more women to take managerial positions in top companies Europe-wide, since only 13.7 percent of top managers sitting on the boards of firms in 2011 were women. Compared to 2010 the number rose …

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Mar 14

Eurobarometer: Idea of gender quotas not supported by women

Slovak Spectator / The introduction of quotas for women to allow them to participate in public life more actively has low support among women themselves, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. The survey was conducted in all 27 EU member states over the past few weeks, and presentation of the results marked last week’s 100th …

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