The state Duma has rejected the project on gender equality
MOSCOW, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti. The state Duma on Wednesday rejected a draft law “On state guarantees of the rights and freedoms of men and women and equal opportunities for their realization”, which was introduced in the lower house of Parliament in 2003.
Previously the state Duma Committee on family, women and children at the meeting in June, recommended the lower chamber to reject the draft law “On state guarantees of the rights and freedoms of men and women and equal opportunities for their realization”. Volodin himself has previously told reporters that he considers appropriate to withdraw or reject this bill for further consideration.
The bill was submitted to the Duma in 2003, among the authors of the document — the current speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, who at the time was a Deputy. The document was adopted in the first reading in 2003, and in November of 2017 in the state Duma established a working group for the preparation of initiatives for the second reading. Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on family, women and children Oksana Pushkin has previously stated RIA Novosti that he plans to prescribe the concept of “harassment” (harassment) in the draft law.
15 years ago, when we introduced the bill “On state guarantees of the rights and freedoms of men and women and equal opportunities for their realization” was one thing. Today it has changed. It is necessary to consider these changes and the fact that many of the questions that we have suggested has already been solved.Vyacheslav Waltenspiel Of The State Duma
The speaker of the state Duma is convinced that upholding the labour rights of women are still relevant and require legislative solution.
“First of all it concerns wage: sometimes the very possibility that a woman could potentially leave in the decree, becomes an obstacle to its promotion and in determining the amount of her wages. It is unfair that employers first dismiss what women, considering that they get distracted from work for the care and upbringing of children,” he added.