The Anti-discrimination Centre “Memorial” (ADC “Memorial”) and MEP Clare MOODY invite to a public hearing on the discrimination of women in the employment sphere in Eastern Europe. In Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and all countries of Central Asia, women are banned by law from hundreds of professions, including prestigious and high-paying ones. The list of professions banned for women is a relic of the Soviet era. In March 2017, ADC Memorial launched a one-year campaign to oppose these bans. On the occasion the approaching of the International Women’s Day we call for the cancellation of lists of types of jobs and professions banned to women in all Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries. Women must be granted equal access to all types of activities and work, professional fulfillment, and good pay.
MEP Clare MOODY, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee, Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
Svitlana Voitsekhovska, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), will tell the story of her successful work against the list of professions prohibited for women in Ukraine
Svetlana Medvedeva, Russian maritime professional: her success was a number of legal appeals against the prohibition for a women to work on Board of the ship, that proved the discriminating nature of the law and practice in her case.
Stefania Kulaeva, Executive director of ADC Memorial that launched the campaign #ALL-JOBS4ALL-WOMEN
Video-clip about women fighting for the right to work in “forbidden for women professions” (truck-driving, fire-fighting, printing etc)
Tuesday 6 March 2018 – 16:00-18:00
European Parliament – Room A5G315