Politics Is Not for Women?
Arithmetic of Power
In 2007 The Centre for Equality Advancement issued a booklet with statistics that confirmed that the ratio of women-men positions in government institutions related with decision-making is 1:10. The Centre encouraged the Lithuanian Parliament to pay more attention to the fact that the social political breach creates the tendency to ignore women’s experience in government life.
Between Paid and Unpaid Work: Family Friendly Policies and Gender Equality in Europe
This book is basically based on the common research methodology developed within the framework of the project “”Modern Men in Enlarged Europe II: Family Friendly Policies”. The qualitative and quantitative research was carried out in all project partner countries: Denmark, Iceland, Italy and Lithuania. The research marked an attempt to focus on men’s participation in work-family reconciliation processes and to develop better knowledge of how employed fathers fulfill their roles both within the family and at work and what mechanisms at political, institutional and individual levels could facilitate them to balance these roles and achieve more equal gender relationship at home. The research considered such questions as: To what extent do fathers and their partners encounter the conﬂict between work and family roles? What are good practices of father’s role in creating gender sensitive work-family balance? What are employers’ attitudes towards gender equal family-friendly policies? More generally, why is it important for men to become involved with gender equality?
Edited by Jolanta Reingardė.
The book is published under the project “Modern Men in Enlarged Europe II: Family Friendly Policies” implemented within the Programme related to the Community Framework Strategy on Gender Equality (2001-2005)
Men and Fatherhood: New Forms of Masculinity in Europe
Within the framework of the European Commission project ”Modern Men in Enlarged Europe: Developing Innovative Gender Equality Strategies,” largely financed by the European Commission, Danish, Icelandic, Lithuanian and Maltese scholars have completed a comprehensive research on masculinity and fatherhood. Focusing on paternity leave, they have examined the changes in traditional fatherhood in these countries. Most articles except one in this collection have been written in the context of this project.