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Ukraine needs to draw attention to gender rights, - expert
19:04, 16 December 2016
Ukraine needs to draw attention to gender rights, - expert

"Gender Equality is a component of the building the democratic society", - says Natalya Onishchenko

19:04, 16 December 2016

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Ukrainian legislation in the area of gender rights needs development. The Head of the Department of State Theory and Law Institute of State and Law in the name of Koretsky NAS of Ukraine Natalya Onishchenko said this in a comment to 112.ua.

"Gender Equality is a component of the general principle of equality as a principle of democratic society. The rights are generally understood today as an equal measure of freedom of all, women and men. However, there are no attitudes and evaluation of gender rights as supreme neither in public nor in the scientific doctrinal thoughts. Unfortunately, they are still minor," said the expert.

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In her opinion, it is necessary to supplement the existing definition of gender equality with third component, namely, the equality of results.

"Thus, the gender equality should mean, the formal equality – legal equality, enforceable by law, secondly, equality of opportunity - provision of certain legislatively fixed advantages of certain socio-demographic group to create the same conditions at the start for everyone. There also should be the equality of result, focused to ensure the elimination of the obstacles for competing parties that may be caused by the pre-discrimination. This last component is not reflected enough in the legislation of Ukraine", Onishchenko said.

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Expert proposes to amend the current legislation of Ukraine, in particular the Law of Ukraine "On ensuring equal rights for women and men."

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