Women and the job market: A picture of today’s Europe

Women’s employment is one of those evergreen issues in the agenda of the old continent. Besides dusty stereotypes that still relegate women to few sectors of care and other social needs, the problem of women’s employment has been worsened by the recent economic crisis. What are the European trends when it comes to women’s education, wages and their presence in decision-making positions?

Women’s Participation in Hungarian Trade Unions – Nök a szakszervezetben?! [EN/HU]

Rights of their members – but women’s needs often go by the board as leadership positions are very male-dominated. Can separate women’s constituencies be the solution? The example of Hungary.

A szakszervezet felelössége, hogy a tagok jogaiért küzdjön. De a nök érdekeit gyakran elhanyagolja a szakszervezeti elnökség, mivel az elnöki pozíciókban túlteng a férfiak száma. Mennyire tud ezen egy külön nöi tagozat segíteni? Egy példa Magyarországról.

Lithuania’s Female President: The Baltic ‘Iron Lady’ – ,,Geležinė ledi’’ – pirmoji Lietuvos prezidentė Dalia Grybauskaitė [EN/LT]

Dalia Grybauskaitė has been twice elected as Lithuania’s president and has been hailed as an influential female leader. A discussion of her career and achievements.

Dukart išrinkta Lietuvos Respublikos prezidente ir buvo įvertinta kaip politinė lyderė. Trumpa diskusija apie jos karjerą ir darbus.

Women and the Economy: Why women becoming CEOs might not be the best benchmark for feminism – Sievietes un ekonomika: kāpēc sieviete-vadītāja ne vienmēr ir feminisma galvenais mērķis [EN/LV]

Latvia is praised as a country where 36% of leading positions in private business are occupied by women. As an intersectional feminist, our author however can’t but notice that the ruling ideology in Latvia is not friendly to women of humble backgrounds.

Latviju slavē kā valsti, kur 36% vadošo pozīciju lielajā biznesā ieņem sievietes. Kā intersekcionālā feministe, mūsu autore nevar nepamanīt, ka Latvijā valdošā ideoloģija nav draudzīga sievietēm ar pieticīgiem resursiem.