The National Strategy for Promotion of Gender Equality for the period 2009 – 2015 has the objective of effective application of the policy of the Bulgarian government aimed at improving the quality of life and achieving a high level of consolidation of society in the Republic of Bulgaria, providing equal opportunities for women and men for full and active participation in all fields of public life without gender discrimination.
The strategy outlines the specific objectives which have to be achieved in order to eradicate all obstacles for achieving actual equality of women and men in the country.
The state policy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the field of gender equality and non-discrimination by gender unites the efforts and the actions of the executive at all levels, as well as that of local self-government. The Bulgarian state works on the matters of equality of women and men in active and close cooperation with the non-governmental sector and the social partners.
The National Strategy for Promotion of Gender Equality for the period 2009 – 2015 is adopted in compliance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe, the strategic documents of the European Union – Roadmap for Equality between women and men for the period 2006-2010, European Pact for Gender Equality, the good practices of EU Member States, and the principles underlying the UN conventions on human rights and the rights of women, among others.
The Strategy in Bulgarian:http://www.strategy.bg/FileHandler.ashx?fileId=708
|Equal Opportunities, Antidiscrimination and Social Benefits Unit of the Policy on Disability, Equal Opportunities and Social Care Department at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) and the National Council for Equal Opportunities of Women and Men with the Council of Ministers|