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Committee of Advertising Practice Rules Against Gender Stereotyping

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United Kingdom: Committee of Advertising Practice Rules Against Gender Stereotyping

New rules aimed at curbing gender stereotyping in advertisement were introduced by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) in the United Kingdom in June 2019.

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Category:Public Policy

Language: English
Act for the Freedom to Choose One's Future Occupation

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France: Act for the Freedom to Choose One's Future Occupation

The Freedom to Choose One’s Future Occupation law was enacted in France on 5 September 2018, and it requires companies to ensure equal pay for work of equal value.

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Category:Public Policy

Language: English
Working Hours and Part-Time and Fixed-Term Employment Acts

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Germany: Working Hours and Part-Time and Fixed-Term Employment Acts

Working hours in Germany have been regulated by law since 1994 when the Government introduced the Working Hours Act on 6 June to safeguard workers from long working hours and to ensure ade- quate periods of rest and breaks.

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Language: English
The Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace

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Japan: The Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace

In Japan, women’s participation in the workplace has been underpinned by law since it entered into force on 1 April 2016. Legislation requires public and private sector companies to measure gender diversity-related data, create action plans to address gaps, and disclose this information.

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Language: English
italy public policy case study

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Italy: The Gender Parity Law

The Gender Parity Law was passed in 2011 and has had a major impact on board compositions of public companies in Italy, dramatically increasing women’s representation on boards.

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Publisher:UN Women

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Category:Public Policy

Language: English
Canada case study

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Canada: Pay Equity Act

The Pay Equity Act of 2018 establishes a groundbreaking pay equity regime within the federal public and private sectors.

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Publisher:UN Women

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Category:Public Policy

Language: English
Estonia case study

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Estonia: Employment Contracts and Family Benefits Acts

Estonia offers some of the most extensive and well-compensated parental support policies in the world, including the longest fully paid maternity leave.Work-life balance, particularly in relation to parents, features prominently in public debates.

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Publisher:UN Women

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Category:Public Policy

Language: English
Public Policy Case Study- United States

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United States: The Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act

Recognizing the importance of women’s economic empowerment and financial resilience in addressing global poverty, the United States passed a law mandating a gender-sensitive approach to international development.

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Publisher:UN Women

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Category:Public Policy

Language: English

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