Men and women in hospital management: just a slight feminine touch

Older men in white coats still dominate the management of hospitals in all four Visegrad countries, reflecting overall social patterns in the economy. Although female managers are still rare, change is slowly underway, as future generations of medical doctors will predominantly be women.

Edit Inotai26. 08. 2016


Their own bosses: Female small business entrepreneurs in the V4

Working women in the V4 have long faced discrimination and an uneven playing field in labor markets, pushing tens of thousands of women in Visegrad countries into entrepreneurial careers to avoid unemployment. Now, there is a new generation of women entrepreneurs, who’ve consciously chosen this career path to better balance family and work.

Attila Mong23. 08. 2016


Women in the judiciary: A V4 success story with some flaws

At first glance, jobs in the legal and judicial system seem to be a near-perfect fit for women in V4 countries. However, statistics reveal a less perfect picture, with sheer gender imbalance in some branches, and female representation deteriorating higher in the hierarchical ranks.

Jan Adamec19. 08. 2016


Business in the V4: Still a no women’s land

Less than 10% of the board members of Central Europe’s biggest companies are women. The glass ceiling has some cracks, but without serious changes in the region’s socio-political landscape, very few will have the chance to break it.

Edit Inotai9. 06. 2016


Were women really absent from pre-89 Czechoslovak dissent?

Twenty-five years after its fall, a fascination remains with those who chose to openly oppose communism in the former Czechoslovakia, however women’s oppositional activity has not adequately been acknowledged. Were women really absent from pre-89 Czechoslovak dissent? Or might we need to take a closer look at dissent in all its forms?

Lara Wigdor11. 12. 2015


Why are there so few women in V4 diplomacy?

Very few women have made it into the V4’s top ranking diplomatic jobs. While equal opportunities exist on paper, there is still a long way to go before conditions are created that will make the numbers more representative.

Andrea Pető9. 12. 2015


Why don’t the V4 countries have more women voices in the media?

The media matter. They not only reflect the “real“ world, but also create it. Despite positive developments in media in the last few decades, gender inequality is still evident. There are women who host breakfast programs and read the evening news, but there are still not enough women in decision-making positions. What is stopping women from attaining more visible posts in media? And how does their absence influence the V4’s media content?

Olga Gyárfášová12. 11. 2015

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