Date of approval:
Czech Republic (CZ)
Open Society Fund Prague
EEA Grants fund:
Norway Grants fund:
Currently available funding
There are currently no calls for proposal.
Programme SummaryWhy is the programme needed? Although equality between men and women has long been recognised by the Czech Government as a fundamental right and priority, inequalities persist both in private and public spheres of society. These disparities manifest themselves in the lower participation of women in public and political life, the persistence of gender stereotypes in education and media, as well as a significant pay gap of more than 20%. In addition, domestic and gender-based violence remain serious and widespread problems in the Czech Republic. Women and girls from minority communities face additional obstacles in seeking support and protection from such violence. What will the programme achieve and who are the beneficiaries? The programme promotes gender equality through addressing key obstacles to the equal treatment of women and men. Measures to promote women’s participation in decision making bodies, to improve the balance between work and family life through the provision of child care facilities, and the protection of victims of domestic and gender-based violence are supported under the programme. How will it be achieved? The programme consists of a call for proposals and a small grants scheme and will result in the following:
- The introduction of flexible working arrangements for employees in 20 organisations;
- The establishment of 10 new child care facilities;
- Gender analyses of public policies on national and regional levels;
- Information campaigns to sensitise and raise awareness of equality issues; and
- The introduction of new support services for victims of trafficking, domestic and gender-based violence, including helplines and counselling.