Gender Studies, o.p.s. is a non-governmental non-profit organisation that has performed the function of an information, consultation and education centre in the area of relations between women and men and their position in society. The goal of the organisation is to gather, analyze, work with and disseminate further information related to gender-relevant issues. Via specific project, GS actively influences change concerning equal opportunities in different areas such as institutional mechanisms, labour market, women’s political participation, information technologies etc. GS also runs a library covering variety of publications and materials related to feminism, gender studies, women’s and men’s rights etc.

News

Announcement of Results of the Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities 2012

(18. 10. 2012) - COMPANY OF THE YEAR: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES has been awarded by the Gender Studies NGO since 2004. The goal of the competition is to motivate companies to view equal opportunities as an important principle of corporate development and employee growth and to apply it in their HR policies. Gender Studies offers experience and specialized consulting services in this area. The results of the awards competition 2012 were announced at a Gender Studies conference "Balancing Work and Care: NEW PERSPECTIVES," held on October 18, 2012 at the premises of the last year's winner Èeská spoøitelna, a.s., in Rytíøská Street in Prague.

Czech Republic! Who Do You Help?

(11. 8. 2012) - According to the law enacted in 2010, the primary goal of the Czech Development Assistance (DA) shall be contributing to poverty eradication via pursuing sustainable development in the partner countries. A bit more than 4, 3 billion CZK (nearly 166 million EUR) is allocated yearly towards DA in the Czech National budget. A large part of these resources is remitted to various International Organizations and only one tenth of the resources is used for direct cooperation with the partner countries. Though, the bilateral development projects are rather important as they are the most visible part of the Czech DA, and Czech actors play a robust and pronounced role in them. Gender aspects of the Czech Bilateral DA became the focus of a research initiated within CONNECT, the EU funded project (in the CR coordinated by Gender Studies).

Third issue of the electronic newsletter “Equal Opportunities” launched by Gender Studies

(25. 7. 2012) - Gender Studies, o.p.s., launched the third issue of the electronic newsletter “Equal Opportunities” in English.
The newsletter is being issued as a part of our project "Reconciliation of Private and Family Life in the International Context: Transfer of Know-How and Development of a Thematic Network." The project is financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic.

The goal of the newsletter is to inform you about various techniques aimed at achieving gender equality and work/life balance. We will provide you with best practices from the Czech Republic and abroad and, through interviews, will acquaint you with interesting personalities active in the area of gender activism with a focus on the labor market problematic.

Annual report 2010

(4. 4. 2012) - The year 2010 was yet another year in the history of Gender Studies full of activities aimed at promoting equal opportunities and work-life balance. It was the year in which a number of long-term projects got completed, while new projects, essential for the life of Gender Studies and financed by the European Social Fund were launched. Gender Studies started cooperating with T-Mobile on financial support for Gender Studies Legal Advice, which works in the area of equal opportunities, discrimination based on sex and age and the status of parents.

Announcement of Results of the Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities 2011

(6. 2. 2012) - COMPANY OF THE YEAR: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES is an award launched in 2004 by Gender Studies. Its aim is to motivate companies to start perceiving equal opportunities of men and women as an important principle of their and their employees’ development and to start implementing these principles in their employment policies. The results for the year 2011 were announced at a conference called “Equal Pay” organized by Gender Studies on 28 November 2011 at the headquarters of the last year’s winner T-Mobile Czech Republic.

Second issue of the electronic newsletter “Equal Opportunities” launched by Gender Studies

(6. 2. 2012) - Gender Studies, o.p.s. launched the second issue of the electronic newsletter “Equal Opportunities” in English.
The newsletter is being issued as a part of our project "Reconciliation of Private and Family Life in the International Context: Transfer of Know-How and Development of a Thematic Network." The project is financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic.

The goal of the newsletter is to inform you about various techniques aimed at achieving gender equality and work/life balance. We will provide you with best practices from the Czech Republic and abroad and, through interviews, will acquaint you with interesting personalities active in the area of gender activism with a focus on the labor market problematic.

Electronic newsletter Equal Opportunities - first issue in English available

(5. 12. 2011) - Gender Studies o.p.s. publishes the electronic newsletter Equal Opportunities 01/2011 as a part of its project "Reconciliation of Private and Family Life in the International Context: Transfer of Know-How and Development of a Thematic Network." The project is financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic. The goal of the newsletter is to inform you about various techniques aimed at achieving gender equality and work/life balance. We will provide you with best practices from the Czech Republic and abroad and, through interviews, will acquaint you with interesting personalities active in the area of gender activism with a focus on the labor market problematic.