COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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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.

There are no specific programmes supporting women as professionals in the cultural labour market. Traditionally, however, women represent the majority of cultural employees, especially in administration, libraries, museums, and archives. Due to the insufficient financing of culture, jobs in the cultural sector are not very prestigious and attractive. At the same time, the emerging cultural industries market is not regulated by quota schemes, and some sectors, e.g. new technologies, are dominated by men. Quota schemes are absent not only in the field of culture, but also in other kinds of social, political or economic activities.


Chapter published: 05-06-2015

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