Legal support of gender policy and the correlation with the concept of “equality of rights”

Avant, Vol. XIII, No. 1,
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Nataliia A. Bukovynska* orcid-id
University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine
*corresponding author:

Iryna V. Chekhovska orcid-id
University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine

Aliona S. Romanova orcid-id
Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine

Yuliia V. Vyshnevska orcid-id
National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Ukraine

Natalia V. Lagovska orcid-id
University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine

Received 4 November 2021; accepted 15 December 2021; published 21 February 2022.
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Abstract: Ambiguous interpretation of the concept of gender equality has caused problems in understanding and legal support of the concept of gender. This and the global democratic process contribute to the relevance of the issue and generate the need for its thorough study. The article aims to define the essence of the concept “gender,” analyze the legal support of gender policy, and develop proposals for its improvement in Ukraine. In the study, we applied theoretical (analysis, synthesis, generalization, systematization) and empirical (observation) methods. The article also uses methods of statistical and comparative analysis, extrapolation, dialectical method, etc. We analyzed the content of gender policy and its consequences and identified the features of its legal support and impact on society. To replace the concepts of gender, gender equality, and its derivatives with “equality of rights of men and women” proved expedient. Proposals for improving the legal support of gender policy in Ukraine were developed. The article has a multidisciplinary nature and will appeal to a broad readership from lawyers to psychologists to raise awareness and competence in this area.

Keywords: gender; gender policy; equality; legal support; human rights


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