The subject of this sociological project is support for the social acceptance of the institutional mechanisms designed for the enforcement of the principle of egual opportunities for men and women in the public sphere. The project provides targeted user groups with access to research results, fosters public understanding and social confidence in topics of gender, and develops effective social intervention in gendered social practise. The project output will evaluate the impact of this intervention on taboo issues and on the process of enforcing a scientific line of reasoning in social discourses relating to important issues in the lives of Czech women and men, and will critically assess the real benefit in the transfer of gender-related findings, data and research studies. The research focus of this applied project corresponds to the necessity of strengthening the credibility and importance of science and research for addressing pressing and socially urgent issues in the contemporary world.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 80, zobrazeno 51 - 60)
Preparation for the CR’s accession to the EU was the most important legitimizing force to promote gender equality in thecountry. Attitudes of the EU and Czech governmental officials and politicians towards gender equality together with changes in financial sources for Czech women’s NGOs, were the most important factors that shaped both the character of the promotion of gender equality and the possibilities and obstacles women’s civic groups faced in the promotion of their goals.
The focus in the following article lies on the interconnection between employment and care in the Czech Republic. To begin with we present the institutional framework for gender equality that has been introduced in the Czech Republic during the EUaccession period.
This study of the final report on the research project “An Analysis of the Occurrence of the Harassment of Women and Men and Sexual Harassment at the Workplace”, conducted in 2004-2005 and commissioned by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Authors analyze division of unpaid work and care in dual-parent and mono-parent families with dependent children, and asses the impact of the unequal gender division of work and care on parents and their children.
We examine factors that have impact on mothers´ employment and childcare practices in Czech and East German societies. We argue that two different versions of the dual earner model developed in the former Czechoslovakia and East Germany, andthat they affect work-life balance patterns in the two societies even today.
The author studies changes in availability and use of daycare services in Czech society in context of changes in female laborforce participation, gender relations, family policy and public debates on childcare, population decline and economic prosperity.The author claims that the current decline in daycare services is influenced not only by current socioeconomic trends but is truly embedded in the history of daycare services in the region.
Article summarizes current legislative changes in family policy and their impacts on childcare in various groups of Czech population. Focus is placed on evaluation of spatial, time and financial accessibility and quality of public nurseries, kindergartens, company nurseries and kindergartens, privately paid nannies and inter-parental child minding.
The paper analyses impact of parenting on the women´s and men´s lives by using data from quantitative researches as well as qualitative probes.