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The concept of equality is defined in the Czech Charter of Fundamental Rights and Basic Freedoms, a component part of the 1993 constitution. References to gender equality can be also found in the Labour Code.

The influence of the European Union (EU) on the advancement of gender equality in the Czech Republic was fundamental during the accession process, especially in terms of harmonising legislation with the acquis. Since 2001, efforts to promote gender equality, including gender mainstreaming, have been formalised in the Priorities and Policies of the Government in Implementing Equality for Women and Men.