|Law on Gender Equality in BiH|
The Law on Gender Equlity in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a central document for strengthening gender equality in BiH. GEL was adopted in 2003 and amended in 2009 and is an important instrument for increasing gender awareness and introduces a gender perspective in public policies and legislation. The law follows CEDAW in all aspects.
It promotes gender equality in private and public sphere and prohibits discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation. The Law has 18 chapters, including those on discrimination and definitions, education, employment, social and health care, sports, culture, public life, media, prohibition of gender based violence, harassment and sexual harassment, statistics, court protection, obligations and measures of the state, sanctions, etc.
The unified text of the Law on Gender Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina was adopted by the Constitutional Committees of the both houses of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2010.
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The inclusion of the gender equality principle in all areas of social life and work, in public and private spheres, represents an achievement of one of the basic standards of human rights and basic freedoms. Gender equality is not exclusively an issue of social justice, but also represents a necessary requirement for social and economic development of a country, with particular emphasis on poverty reduction and improvement of life quality for all citizens.Read more...