Minister Ossinovski's controversial task
People who want to change their sex in Estonia must first ask permission from the health care minister. No one can start hormone treatment and undergo sex reassignment surgery without Jevgeni Ossinovski's signature today.
03.04.2017, Tiina KaukvereElu
Video: National Geographicu jaanuarinumbri esikaanel on esmakordselt transsooline laps
Mainekas populaarteadusajakiri National Geographic paljastas möödunud reedel, et jaanuarinumbri esikaanel saab esmakordselt näha transsoolist last ning selles numbris tuleb juttu sugudest ja soolisest muutumisest.
20.12.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Editorial: the Estonian excellency of equality
Potentially, Estonia might be the global showcase of equal opportunities and shrunken wage gap. For that to happen, we might just as well admit that the slogans and banners and the frighting with windmills have not done much good neither here nor anywhere.
Otsepilt: soouurimuslik konverents toob kokku eri valdkondade teadlased
Võrdõigusvoliniku kantselei eestvõttel toimub täna ja homme Tallinnas akadeemiline konverents «Saatused ja staatused: soolisuse mõtestamine postsotsialistlikus Eestis», mis toob kokku hulgaliselt eri valdkondade teadlasi ning esitletakse mitmete uuemate teadusuuringute tulemusi. Konverentsi peaesinejad on professor Toril Moi USAst, professor Madina Tlostanova Venemaalt ja professor Tiina Ann Kirss Eestist.
31.05.2015, Georgi BeltadzePM
Editorial: the wage gap – a problem for all
Yesterday, we had equal pay day in Estonia. Celebrated in quite a few nations, the date varies. In Europe, Estonia is the last in line – 111 days from beginning of year. This is the very number of days that the ladies must work extra, yearly, in order to earn as much as the gentlemen.
Heimo Laakkonen: the perils of son preference in Eastern Europe
Raising a girl is as hard as carrying bags of salt, or so an old Caucasian proverb goes. This still rings true to many people in Eastern Europe today, if birth statistics in the South Caucasus and parts of the Balkans are anything to go by.
18.03.2015, Heimo LaakkonenPM
Editorial: the court just does its job
Boys accused in attempted rape of a girl of 12 were acquitted, by court. Criticism towards the court overflowed, in newspaper websites and social networks. Gender equality commissioner weighed in, finding that court judgments are often gender-biased. Anger boiled over. Understandably, as a child has suffered.
The gender pay gap increased slightly in 2013
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2013, the gross hourly earnings of female employees were 24.8% lower than the gross hourly earnings of male employees, and the gender pay gap grew by 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous year. The gender pay gap was almost non-existent in transportation and storage.
Editorial: why take hammer to drive in screw?
Yesterday, on Equal Pay Day, the issue of ladies/gentlemen wage difference was stirred up again. The politicians and experts who undertook to opine are partly right and partly not.
Editorial: more kids, back to work quicker
Praxis, a political think tank, has come out with a study on effects of parental leave on two issues important for the state: increasing birth rate and return of parents – mothers, mainly – back to work. Generally, the current system is quite good; even so, it needs tweaking. Mainly, regarding how mothers and fathers divide the parental leave.
Editorial: the face of a boy
In education, gender equality is off balance; this time, to the detriment of males. As also pointed out by latest Human Development Report: nowhere in Europe are highly educated ladies in such an overwhelming majority as in Estonia. Being confirmed by this year’s university admissions data: for every hundred gentlemen, an average of 150 girls enter universities, lady graduates being twice as abundant.
Estonia does not agree with racist utterances - ombudsman
The Estonian state does not agree with the racist sentiments recently expressed in local media, the commissioner for gender equality and equal treatment says.
Gender pay gap widens in 2012
The gender pay gap widened in Estonia last year and in October women's gross hourly wages were nearly one quarter lower than men's, it appears from data released by Statistics Estonia on Tuesday.
Norwegian aid programs to help reduce gender inequality in Estonia
The Estonian Social Affairs Ministry will present on Thursday two Norwegian programs in whose framework interest groups, institutions, nonprofits, local authorities and other stakeholders can apply for support to combat gender inequality.