Czech Republic

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, population 10 million, is located Central Europe.

In 2003, a research study found that 38% of Czech women have some experience with different forms of violence during their lives. Domestic violence against women is a serious problem in the Czech Republic. The Protection Against Domestic Violence Act came into force in 2007 and amended the Police Act, allowing officers to issue expulsion orders against perpetrators of domestic violence for 10 days.

Gender equality is ensured by the Constitution of the Czech Republic, and a large number of laws prohibiting gender discrimination are based upon the Constitution (e.g. labor law, which prohibits any discrimination based on gender.) Legislation on sexual harassment was enacted by the Czech legislature in connection with entering the European Union.

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