GENDER POLICY (POLITICS) IN DIPLOMACY: WORLD PRACTICE AND THE UKRAINIAN CASE

The idea of equal rights and opportunities for people regardless of ethnic, racial, age, religious, and other indications is a part of universal human values. In this context, gender equality is considered a fundamental principle of human rights. Despite that, the questions of gender policy have been worked out for a long time; even now, there are many discussions the ways it could be realised. The most developed democratic countries used to practice gender policy in diplomacy because of the stereotypes about women and limited career opportunities for them. Ukraine is trying to develop according to the pro-European paradigm and it has a lot of tendencies that play a negative role in the formation of gender balance in the government. There are some of the most effective world practices that could be useful for Ukrainian diplomacy

The idea of equal rights and opportunities for people regardless of ethnic, racial, age, religious, and other indications is a part of universal human values. In this context, gender equality is considered a fundamental principle of human rights. Despite that, the questions of gender policy have been worked out for a long time; even now, there are many discussions the ways it could be realised. The most developed democratic countries used to practice gender policy in diplomacy because of the stereotypes about women and limited career opportunities for them. Ukraine is trying to develop according to the pro-European paradigm and it has a lot of tendencies that play a negative role in the formation of gender balance in the government. There are some of the most effective world practices that could be useful for Ukrainian diplomacy
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Iryna Tyshko

Iryna Tyshko holds a master’s degree from the School of Public Administration at National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". She is a feminist, researcher of gender issues in international policy, and member of the public council of parliamentary interfractional caucus “Equal Opportunities”.


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