Hungary // Structures

After ministerial reorganisation in April 2013, the Departmental Unit of Population, Family Affairs and Gender Equality, within the Department of Family Policy at the Ministry of Human Resources, has become the main national agency for gender equality.

Since 1999, the Council for Gender Equality has served as a tripartite consultative body for public administration officials, non-governmental gender representatives and experts. Unfortunately, this council has not operated continuously and has not convened since 2010.

Moreover, following the adoption of the Act on Equal Treatment in 2003, an Equal Treatment Authority was launched in 2005 as an independent administrative body tasked with safeguarding the values embraced by the ‘equality directives’.