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Gender Equality Council

The Gender Equality Council, established in 2013 on the basis of the Gender Equality Act, is a body advising the Government of the Republic on gender equality issues.

The Council’s membership is diverse and includes gender equality institutions, representative organisations of target groups and stakeholders, and representatives of political decision-makers. The chairman of the Council is Rainer Kattel, head of the Department of Innovation and Governance at Tallinn University of Technology.

The technical organisation of the work of the Gender Equality Council is handled by the Ministry of Social Affairs.

The Council’s duty is to:

  • approve the general objectives of the gender equality policy;
  • advise the Government of the Republic in matters relating to strategies for the promotion of gender equality;
  • present its opinion to the Government of the Republic concerning the compliance of national programmes presented by the ministries with § 9 of the Gender Equality Act; and
  • make proposals on issues related to the promotion of gender equality.

For more information on the Gender Equality Council, see. HERE.

Statutes of the Gender Equality Council

Approval of the composition of the Gender Equality Council