Gender Equality

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The issue of equality, and in general, and in the sexes, is one of the most complex issues in legal theory and practice. The European Union is no exception in this regard. Even when we find content equality, it is difficult to agree regarding the most effective realization of this concept in practice. Gender inequality is deeply rooted and that is one of the reasons why is it so hard for women now to get the positions on the top of the hierarchy. “These double standards are longstanding. For most of recorded history, women were largely excluded from leadership positions.” Achieving gender-balanced boards is currently one of the most critical issues regarding the gender-equality in European Union and its Member States. Insufficient…show more content…
Although it is hard to unambiguously answer that question, one of the possible answers to this role in modern societies are just large enterprises. Only when women are equally represented in the management structures of large company, we can assume that women have a significant impact on developments in…show more content…
By using numerous researches and analysing the gender-equality in the EU so far, overall approach towards women on boards is provided. Furthermore, through interview with an expert for gender equality in decision-making and with the Croatian Ombudswoman for Gender Equality, a deeper perspective is given. Also, study is constituted out of several links between gender equality and variety of factors. For instance, type of board and legislation measures. In the end, author presents her own guidance for achieving gender equality on boards. Firstly, author claims that women are under-represented in positions of economic decision-making (boards). There is a serious lack of balance on boards within the EU. Thus, this chapter is divided into two parts. First one speaks of gender imbalance in general and on the supranational level, and the second one analyses the situation in Member States by comparing the few of the best and the worst results. This hypothesis is also linked to Annex 1, which presents the research about gender-balanced boards in Member
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