Women’s employment is one of those evergreen issues in the agenda of the old continent. Besides dusty stereotypes that still relegate women to few sectors of care and other social needs, the problem of women’s employment has been worsened by the recent economic crisis. What are the European trends when it comes to women’s education, wages and their presence in decision-making positions?
Trade unions fight for the rights of their members – but women’s needs often go by the board as leadership positions are very male-dominated. Can separate women’s constituencies be the solution? The example of Hungary.
Dalia Grybauskaitė has been twice elected as Lithuania’s president and has been hailed as an influential female leader. A discussion of her career and achievements.
Latvia is praised as a country where 36% of leading positions in private business are occupied by women. As an intersectional feminist, our author however can’t but notice that the ruling ideology in Latvia is not friendly to women of humble backgrounds.
Childcare and housework are still almost exlusively taken on by women in Poland. Contrary to popular belief, the problem is very deep-rooted in Polish society. Four factors are the main reasons for this.
The UK maternity policy seems particularly sympathetic to women. However, there are constraints at play which limit their freedoms once they become mothers.
This month we continue our thematic articles. Still following the Beijing Platform for Action themes, we are talking about women and the economy.