The articles were produced within the frame of "Promoting Growth, Enforcing Rights: Women in the Labour Market" Project. The Project is implemented by OxYGen Foundation and The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) with the financial support of the Visegrad Fund and the EU.
The issue of kindergartens in Yerevan remains one of the most painful issues on agenda. It certainly requires a systematic approach since the problems are multilayer, starting with the building conditions, from the children waiting in the queue for years. Recently, the Yerevan City Administration has announced that mankapartez.yerevan.am will soon launch the registration process to make it more transparent and easier for the citizens and their parents, who are waiting for their children, will personally follow the whole process of the system.
There are certainly measures by which we’ve barely made any progress on gender equality in the workplace. There remains a “pink tax” that has women still making 81.8 percent of what mean earn for the same work performed by men. And there’s still a shocking underrepresentation of women in executive suites.
The European Parliament and the Council of Europe have endorsed the proposal of the European Commission, which stipulates for fathers to establish a mandatory single lump-sum care leave for fathers in EU member states, which will last at least ten working days. This was stated by the press service of the European Parliament.
The Government’s program published on February 6 touched upon the issue of expanding women’s economic opportunities. Direct reference to women’s rights is focused on the chapter entitled “Free Dignified and Happy Citizen.” Particularly, in the chapter on ” Overcoming poverty, social protection and demography”, the executive promises:
A roadmap for providing equal rights for men and women in Armenia was presented during a conference entitled “Protection of Labor Rights in Armenia: Women in the Labor Market, Problems and Solutions”, held on February 13 in Yerevan, the process of which was launched a year ago within the framework of “Inspired + Armenia”
The IT sector has played a major role in the development of national economies of different countries in recent years. However, there is a stereotype that this area is for men and only there they can achieve serious heights. Nevertheless, as the experience proves, women overcome this stereotype and achieve success in the field. “Women in the Information Technologies: Problems and Challenges ” discussion, organized by OxYGen Foundation together with the Girls in Tech (GIT) Armenian branch was devoted to this and Other issues related to women’s involvement in IT.
Recently, Womennet has touched upon the problem of working hours in kindergartens in Yerevan, noting that working hours are a serious problem for parents who want to return to work.
Recently, the Ministry of Education and Science has elaborated and submitted a public discussion to the “Teacher’s Code of Conduct” project, which has been harshly criticized in the press and in social networks as a “disrespectful attitude” towards teachers. While one of the goals of the Code of Conduct is “to contribute to the professional rating of teachers, to the high quality of work and professional honors,” almost all comments on this document indicate that the opposite contravenes the teacher’s honor and status.
At least 202 years will be required to ensure full equality between men and women in the world. This is how the World Economic Forum has published its Global Gender Gap Report 2018.