Estonian Gender Equality Act

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The Gender Equality Act in Estonia was adopted in 2004 and amended in June 2014. It includes references related to the promotion of gender equality in research:

§ 10. Promotion of gender equality in education and training Educational and research institutions and other organisations delivering training shall ensure equal treatment of men and women in vocational guidance, education, professional and vocational development and re-training. The curricula, study materials used and research conducted shall facilitate the abolishment of unequal treatment of women and men and promote equality.

§ 11. Employers as promoters of gender equality (1) Upon the promotion of equal treatment of men and women, an employer shall: 1) support that women and men apply for vacant positions and that persons of both sexes are employed to fill vacant positions 2) ensure that the number of women and men hired to different positions is as balanced as possible and ensure equal treatment on their promotion; 3) create working conditions which are suitable for both women and men and enhance the reconciliation of work and family life, taking into account the needs of employees; 4) ensure that employees are protected from gender-based harassment and sexual harassment in the working environment; 5) inform employees of the rights ensured by this Act; 6) regularly provide relevant information to employees and/or their representatives concerning equal treatment of women and men in the organisation and measures taken to promote equality. (2) An employer shall collect sex-disaggregated statistical data concerning employment, monitor and assess.

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Alexandra Bitusikova's picture

The document is available in Estonian and in English as an unofficial translation.

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