The Policy on Gender Equality in Latvia

15-01-2015

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, this in-depth analysis provides an overview of the existing gender equality legislation, policies and practices in Latvia. The note discusses gender equality in decision making, employment, reconciliation of work and family life, eradication of violence against women, and regarding health and reproductive rights. Gender equality being a relatively new policy area in Latvia, substantial progress has been made in the last decade through the implementation of EU legislation and the work of non-governmental organizations. However, more work needs to be done in order to reach gender equality.

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, this in-depth analysis provides an overview of the existing gender equality legislation, policies and practices in Latvia. The note discusses gender equality in decision making, employment, reconciliation of work and family life, eradication of violence against women, and regarding health and reproductive rights. Gender equality being a relatively new policy area in Latvia, substantial progress has been made in the last decade through the implementation of EU legislation and the work of non-governmental organizations. However, more work needs to be done in order to reach gender equality.

Išorės autorius

Olga Rastrigina (Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Colchester, UK)