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Global Voices Online: Short films by youth for gender equality

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Sept. 21, 2011, 7:57 a.m. |

From June 17 to Sept 10, 2011 a group of talented youth submitted their entries to a short film competition about gender called “Gene of Equality”.

The average Ukrainian woman is highly educated, yet earns about 30 percent less than the average man in a similar position. She is more likely to become unemployed or not get hired at all because she might get pregnant. Even if she has no children, she is still carrying out the majority of household duties, which prevents her career development. She also has a nearly 50-percent chance of experiencing violence in her home. While the laws in Ukraine, including in the country’s constitution, establish legal equality between the men and women, closing the gap between the legislation and its implementation is a difficult task. Read full story here.





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