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Ukraine/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.10 Gender equality and cultural policies

Equal rights for women and men are guaranteed by the Constitution, through Article 24 and through other laws, e.g. the Law on Employment (where special attention is paid to single mothers and mothers with children under 6 years), the Law on Vacations, Fundamentals of the Legislation on Health Care and others.

The analysis of cultural occupations in Ukraine shows that the gender balance is 48% women and 52% men. At the same time, within central cultural activities there are more women (251 600) than men (193 300). In equipment/supporting materials cultural activities men dominate: 104 800 men against 23 700 women due to the number of software developers. The analysis cannot demonstrate the living conditions of workers, male or female, depending on their activities.

In the central cultural activities there are some occupations with a much higher proportion of women: – Librarians and related information professionals, library clerks – 30:1; – Sociologists, anthropologists and related professionals – 13:1; – Translators, interpreters and other linguists – 6:1.

The percentage of women in the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine) is 12.00% (50 out of 416 seats) as of 1 November 2016.

Chapter published: 09-02-2018

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