Women in the labor market

 

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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.

936884The problem of working hours of kindergartens. expectations for solutions?

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.

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fathers 1EU to encourage fathers through paid leave

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.

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GovernmentThe government promises to expand women’s economic opportunities

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:

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conference 1 768x388“We are at the initial stage of the process”

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”

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tt 2Women in the IT industry: successes and problems

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.

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mngo 768x393Again about working hours of kindergartens. Response from City Hall

 

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. 

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ILO 1 768x400Global Wage Report: What lies behind gender pay gaps

 

The new ILO Global Wage Report  examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

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havasar mrcakcutyun10 facts about inequality between men and women in the labor market / Infographic 

 
 
Women’s proportion among Armenia’s labor resources stands at 55% , however economically active are only 52,8% of women and 70,7% of men. The gender gap of women’s and men’s economic activism is 40%, in the 25-34 age group, which is largely determined by women’s family duties (pregnancy, child birth, child care, etc.).

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uchitelTeachers. labor rights or behavioral rules?

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. 

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Global gap reportGender Gap Index 2018: Armenia occupies 98th place

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.

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