Posts tagged as gender

In dialogue with Lithuania, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women calls for the improvements to gender equality legislation

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Lithuania on how it implements the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.  Experts urged the State party to fully implement the Istanbul Convention, and seize this opportunity to improve legislation on gender equality.  Committee Experts said the adherence to the Convention was not fully used to…

Which European countries have the biggest gender employment gaps?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Malta, Italy and Greece have the biggest gender employment gap in the European Union, while Lithuania and Finland have the smallest divide, according to new data. The data from 2017, released by Eurostat on Tuesday, showed that Malta had a 24.1% employment gap, compared to 19.8% in Italy and 19.7% in Greece. At the other end of the spectrum, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden and Latvia had a gap of less than 5%.…

The greatest challenges to gender equality in Latvia

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Segregation in education and growing poverty risks are the greatest challenges to gender equality in Latvia, Maurizio Mosca, an expert at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), told members of the Saeima Committees for Social and Labor Affairs and Public and Labor Affairs on April 25th. The EIGE expert said during the meeting with lawmakers that there are still professions in Latvia that are regarded as women’s jobs, like…