Women’s Rights

LEGISLATION TO ENSURE EQUAL RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND MEN

National laws and regulations

Laws of Ukraine:
– Law of Ukraine “On Prevention and Counteraction to Domestic Violence” version 01.01.2020 No. 2229-VIII
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2229-19

– Law of Ukraine “On ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men” of January 7, 2018 No. 2866-IV
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2866-15

– Law of Ukraine “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the prevention and counteraction of discrimination” of 13.05.2014 No. 1263-VII
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1263-18

– Law of Ukraine “On principles of prevention and counteraction of discrimination in Ukraine” of September 6, 2012 No. 5207-VI
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/5207-17

Decrees of the President of Ukraine:
– Decree of the President of Ukraine “On approval of the National Strategy in the field of human rights” dated 25.08.2015 1501/2015
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/501/2015

– Decree of the President of Ukraine on the Sustainable development goals of Ukraine for the period up to 2030 dated 30.09.2019 No.722 / 2019
https://www.president.gov.ua/documents/7222019-29825

Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine:
– Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of September 5, 2007 No. 1087 “On the advisory body on family, gender equality, demographic development, prevention and combating domestic violence and combating trafficking in human beings”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1087-2007-%D0%BF

– Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 7, 2017 No. 390 “On the government commissioner for gender policy”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/ru/390-2017-%D0%BF

– Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of April 11, 2018 No. 273 “On approval of the State social program to ensure equal rights and opportunities for women and men for the period up to 2021”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/273-2018-%D0%BF

– Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of November 28, 2018 No. 997 “Issues of gender and legal examination”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/997-2018-%D0%BF

Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine:
– Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 23.11.2015 No. 1393-r “On approval of the action plan for the implementation of the National Strategy in the field of human rights for the period up to 2020”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1393-2015-%D1%80

– Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 24.02. 2016 No. 113-r “On approval of the National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace, Security “for the period up to 2020”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/113-2016-%D1%80

– Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 24.06. 2016 No. 474-r “Some issues of public administration reform in Ukraine”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/474-2016-%D1%80

– Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated February 8, 2017 No. 142-r “On approval of the Strategy for reforming the public financial management system for 2017-2020”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/142-2017-%D1%80

– Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 24.04.2017 No. 415-r “On approval of the action plan for the implementation of the Strategy for reforming the public financial management system for 2017-2020”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/415-2017-%D1%80

– Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 5.09. 2018 No. 634-r “On approval of the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations set out in the concluding observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to the eighth periodic report of Ukraine on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women until 2021”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/634-2018-%D1%80

– Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 10.10.2018 No. 728-r “On approval of the Concept of the State social program to prevent and combat domestic violence and gender-based violence for the period up to 2023”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/728-2018-%D1%80

Orders:
– Order of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine dated 27.11.2018 No. 3719/5 “On approval of Methodical recommendations for gender legal examination of legislative acts and draft regulations, recognition as invalid, order of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine dated 12 May 2006 No. 42 / 5 »
https://minjust.gov.ua/files/general/2018/12/05/20181205100550-39.docx

– Order of the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sports of 06.09.2010 No. 3036 “On the Expert Council for consideration of appeals on the grounds of discrimination on the grounds of sex”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/rada/show/v3036643-10

– Order of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine dated 02.01.2019 No. 1 “On approval of Guidelines for the implementation and application of a gender-oriented approach in the budget process”
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/rada/show/v0001201-19

Other regulations:
– Convention on the Political Rights of Women of 07.07.1954 No. 995_156
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/995_156

International laws and regulations

United Nations documents:
– UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/995_207

– Resolution 1325 (2000), adopted by the Security Council at its 4213th meeting, on 31 October 2000
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/995_669

– Resolution 1820 (2008), adopted by the Security Council at its 5916th meeting, on 19 June 2008
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/995_h11

– Optional Protocol to the 1999 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/995_794

– Beijing Platform for Action and the Beijing Declaration, adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing on 15 September 1995
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/995_507

-United Nations Millennium Declaration. Adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution No.55 / 2 of 8 September 2000
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/995_621

– UN General Assembly Resolution No. 70/1 of September 25, 2015 “Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

International Labor Organization (ILO) documents:
– ILO Convention No. 100 “On equal remuneration for men and women workers for work of equal value”, adopted June 29, 1951
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/993_002

-ILO Convention No. 103 “On Maternity Protection”, revised and adopted on 28 June 1952
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/993_122

– ILO Convention No. 111 “On Discrimination in respect of employment and occupation”, adopted on 25 June 1958
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/993_161

– ILO Convention No. 122 “On Employment policy”, adopted July 9, 1964
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/993_062

– ILO Convention No. 143 “On the Abuse of migration and ensuring equal opportunities and equal treatment for migrant workers”, adopted on 24 June 1975
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/993_163

– ILO Convention No. 156 “On Equal treatment and equal opportunities for men and women Workers: workers with family responsibilities”, adopted on 23 June 1981
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/993_010

Documents of the European Union:
– Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union of 7 December 2000
https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/994_524

– European Charter for Equality between Women and Men in Local Lives, May 2006
https://www.auc.org.ua/sites/default/files/hartiya_ukr.pdf

– Convention of Europe Council on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, or Istanbul Convention of 11 May 2011
https://rm.coe.int/1680093d9e

– Gender Equality Strategy of Europe Council for 2018-2023
https://rm.coe.int/prems-041318-gbr-gender-equality-strategy-2023-ukr-new2/16808b35a4

– Directive of Europe Council No. 79/7 / EEU of 19 December 1978 on the progressive implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women in matters of social security
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:31979L0007

– Directive of Europe Council/2004/113/EU of 13 December 2004 implementing the principles of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of access to and supply of goods and services
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32004L0113

– Directive of Europe Council/2006/54/EU of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principles of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32006L0054