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  • Olha Stefanishyna headed the new Commission for ensuring equal rights for women and men
    Service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, posted 02 September 2020 15:42

    On September 2, the Government adopted a resolution establishing a Commission to coordinate the interaction of executive bodies to ensure equal rights and opportunities for women and men.

    “Ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men is one of my overriding priorities. It is important to take this equality into account in all government policies and laws passed by the Parliament, not only in terms of career development, education or the social sphere, but in the widest range of issues. Under the UA-EU Association Agreement, we have taken responsibility for ensuring that gender equality is encapsulated in all policies and laws. I am grateful to my fellow government officials and the Prime Minister of Ukraine for supporting our initiative. The commission we are setting up today will help systematize the work of the executive branch in order to achieve equality of rights and opportunities for women and men in all spheres of public life,” Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna underscored.

    The key tasks of the Commission, in particular:

    - preparation of proposals for the formation and implementation of state gender policy;

    - identify ways to solve problems that arise during the implementation of state gender policy;

    - enhance the efficiency of central and local executive bodies in the implementation of state gender policy;

    - improve the legal framework for coordination, formation and implementation of state gender policy;

    - facilitate coordination of cooperation with international and donor organizations on the inclusion of equal rights and opportunities for women and men in international technical assistance programs.

    The commission will be headed by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna.