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What Do Belarusians Think? About Gender Inequality? Nothing.April 1, 2020
Belarusians are either very lucky people who have achieved gender equality, or most simply do not notice gender discrimination. The results of Pact’s survey show that this topic is on the periphery of public opinion, among both men and women, although there is a slight difference in their perception of the problem.
This piece ends the series of analytical articles based on the Pact-commissioned national representative survey of Belarusians’ attitudes toward reforms, social contract, foreign policy, gender-related issues, civil society, media and the role of the state. The poll was conducted in August-September 2019.
- Most Belarusians do not believe that they have faced gender discrimination and do not consider it a burning problem for the country.
- Men notice inequality less often than women.
- Of the small group of respondents who faced gender discrimination, the majority experienced it in the context of employment and professional activities.
- The efforts of all stakeholders combating gender inequality – NGOs, international organizations and the state – are practically invisible to society.