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Problems of Gender Equality in the Russian Federation (Constitutional Aspect)

Student: Nadezhda Dolgintseva

Supervisor:

Faculty: School of Law

Educational Programme: Jurisprudence (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

This study was carried out with the aim of conducting a comprehensive study of existing Russian mechanisms for solving problems of gender equality and proposing new ways and solutions that will minimize the manifestations of gender inequality between men and women. To achieve this goal, the following tasks were set: 1. To analyze the existing scientific approaches to understanding the concepts of “gender”, “principle of legal equality”, “discrimination”; 2. To analyze the principle of gender equality; 3. To analyze the principle of legal equality; 4. To analyze the approaches of international organizations to the principle of gender equality; 5. To assess the current legislation of the Russian Federation regarding compliance with the legal and gender equality of men and women; 6. To analyze the existing judicial practice affecting the issue of gender discrimination in Russia; 7. To propose new mechanisms and changes in legislation to minimize cases of violation of human and civil rights depending on gender, and bring the Russian Federation closer to eliminating the problem of gender discrimination. At the end of the study, the following results were obtained: 1. The principle of gender equality is one of the components of the principle of legal equality; 2. The Russian Federation should create a clear, concrete mechanism for the domestic protection of human rights and freedoms, depending on gender, that is, government policy should be directed directly to protecting gender equality, which would be reflected in law enforcement practice; 3. Improving the position of women in society cannot be called sustainable and unchanging, since it depends on many factors.

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