Equality and discrimination

  • © Szabó Zoltán

    Throughout Central and Eastern Europe, unemployment is more often a problem of women than for men, including long term unemployment. Unemployed women are also exposed to a greater risk of remaining unemployed for a longer time. In addition, women in most of these countries are affected to a great extent by hidden unemployment and work in the growing informal economy.

    Gender segregation in employment still prevails in most Central and Eastern European countries. In the labour market, low-paid occupations in health and education, public sector and services are as a rule female dominated. Women are very often paid less for work of equal value.


  1. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    The gender and motherhood wage gap

  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Gender and Employment - A country study

Focus on our projects

  1. Ukraine

    Gender Equality in the World of Work

  2. Gender identity and sexual orientation

    Promoting rights, diversity and equality in the world of work (PRIDE) Project