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are the special issues (printed analogues were distributed in regions), shining{covering} about debatable problems gender theories, gender attitudes and relations in the most different areas of a public life. The research data resulted editions in a significant part are made by advisers of AGIC




THE GENDER RESEARCHES

In this section the gender researches are presented. The researches have been realized by the Azerbaijan authors with 1998 on present time




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The Crisis Center:
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Clean World Social Union
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FIRST EUROPEAN EQUAL PAY DAY MUST BE FOLLOWED BY CONCRETE TARGETS & MULTIDIMENSIONAL STRATEGY: EUROPEAN WOMEN'S LOBBY


2011062201_120_02The European Women's Lobby (EWL) today welcomed the launch of the first ever European Equal Pay Day that will in 2011 fall on Saturday 05 March, an initiative that already existed in many Member States and that is supported by women's organisations. The concept of Equal Pay Day aims to illustrate the gap between women's and men's wages in Europe which stands currently at 17,5%[1][1]: the average European woman would have to work until 5 March 2011 to earn the same income as her male counterpart in 2010. ‘Equal pay for equal work was supposedly guaranteed by the 1957 founding Treaty of the EU. It is about time that the EU finally takes action to effectively fulfill this commitment' says Alexandra Jachanova Dolezelova, Vice-President of the EWL. ‘Awareness-raising and symbolic actions can only be a first step however', she added; ‘To truly make a difference we need a multidimensional strategy which tackles the gender inequalities that are behind the pay gap.'

 

The EWL is calling for concrete actions and targets to complement the information campaign on equal pay that the Commission has been running for the last few years. ‘A European equal pay target, to reduce the pay gap by 10 percentage points in each country by 2020 for instance, would send Member States the message that the EU is serious and force them to take concrete measures to bridge the gap between women's and men's incomes and the consequent gender gap in pensions', suggests Ms. Jachanova Dolezelova.

 

To reach such a target, the EU Member States would need to address the multiple and complex root causes of the gender pay gap, such as inequalities in paid and unpaid work and the gender segregation of the labour market. For this, women's rights organisations say that there are a number of important mechanisms already in place or in the pipe-line at the EU-level, and that the EU Institutions need to demonstrate political will in putting them to use without delay.

 

One such measure is the so-called ‘Maternity Leave Directive', the adoption of which is still pending after the a European Parliament proposal to provide 20 weeks maternity leave and two weeks paternity leave, both fully paid. ‘Equal pay will not become a reality until the costs of having children are shared more equally between parents and across society,' says Ms. Jachanova Dolezelova. Women's over-representation in unpaid work and their work patterns that include part-time and flexible work arrangements and care-related career breaks are important factors contributing to the gender pay gap. Fully-paid care leave that enables women to retain their economic independence while having children, leave arrangements for men to encourage them to take up their share of care work, and publicly provided affordable childcare facilities are key.

 

The EWL also warmly welcomed Commissioner Viviane Reding's announcement earlier this week that she will consider legal action to get more women into boardrooms if companies do not rapidly improve gender balance. ‘One of the major reasons behind the gender pay gap is the serious under-representation of women in decision-making at all levels and in all sectors', comments Ccile Grboval, Programme Director at the EWL. ‘When 60% of university graduates are women and yet they predominate in lower valued and lower paid occupations, there is clearly something wrong.' According to the European Commission, the share of female board members in the EU has increased by just over half a percentage point per year over the last seven years, and stands at 12% today. At this rate, unless action is taken, it will take another 50 years before there is a reasonable balance (40% of each sex) on company boards. ‘Self-regulation has evidently not worked,' concludes Ms. Grboval. ‘We need a binding measure at EU-level, with appropriate sanctions, to make the equal representation of men and women in political and economic decision-making a reality.'

 

For more information, interviews, background or visual materials, please contact Leanda Barrington-Leach, EWL Communications and Media Officer, T: (+32) 2 210 04 20, barrington@womenlobby.org, and see http://www.womenlobby.org/.

 

Note to editors:

 

The European Women's Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women's associations in the European Union (EU), working to promote women's rights and equality between women and men. EWL membership extends to organisations in all 27 EU Member States and the three candidate countries, as well as to 21 European-wide organisations, representing a total of more than 2500 associations.


http://www.womenlobby.org/spip.php?article1263&lang=en



VIRTUAL MUSEIM

AGIC promotes creating the history of civil society and those initiations by studying womans public activity in the end of XIX - the beginning of XX centuries. The collection of the visual evidences and oral reminiscences allows not only to recalled the events, become utterly absorbed in the atmosphere that reigned at that time but also to comprehend, understand how and what efforts were demanded for establishing of Caucasus womens rights. The information collected here will serve also as a supporting material for teachers, historians and researchers working in the sphere of womans and gender problems. They will get an opportunity of using these unique documents as historical references, visual and oral evidences.




EUROPEAN WOMENS THESAURUS

The European Womens Thesaurus is the tool for definition and search of the "female" information in databanks, the Internet and the collection of womens libraries, the documentary centers and archives. The European Womens Thesaurus contains 2087 European terms.

In the Azerbaijan version of the Thesaurus are brought 589 terms reflecting sociopolitical realities of the Azerbaijan society, national and Islamic culture.




GENDER DIRECTORY

is the data-base of all the national actors involved in women's and gender issues work. The data base supposes to include the gender focal points: State agencies, National parliament, Business sector, Mass media outlets, International organizations, functioning in Azerbaijan, Funding institutions, functioning in Azerbaijan,Diplomatic corps, functioning in Azerbaijan, the individual actors (individual feminists, writers and poets, artists, scientific womens rights lawyers). Attention! The directory is connected by links to databases of womens NGOs (both registered and non-registered), NGOs carrying out gender projects, researchers and teachers.




AZERBAIJAN STATE COMMITTEE ON FAMILY, WOMAN AND CHILD PROBLEMS

In Azerbaijan by initiative of the President Ilham Aliev in accordance with Presidential Decree dated by 6 of February 2006 State Committee on Family, Women and Children issues has been established. Chairwoman of the Committee is Mrs. Khidjran Guseynova. She is the professor of the Baku State University and the first woman- the doctor of political sciences in Azerbaijan




THE NATIONAL DOCUMENTS

The section presents the international documents on achievement of equality between men and women and protection of human rights for women.




THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS

The section presents the international documents on achievement of equality between men and women and protection of human rights for women.




DATABASE OF WOMEN'S NGO

The database base of womens NGOs includes the registered and unregistered organizations, womens f groups. Attention! There arent practically precisely profile NGOs in Azerbaijan. For completeness of the information search is recommended to realize by several key words




DATABASE OF NGOS, CARRYING OUT GENDER PROJECTS

The database represents the information about the international and national projects on gender problems for the period 1998-2007. Search is carried out both by thematic key words and under names of NGOs






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