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Gender Equality Council to open up shop in October

The Government Council for Gender Equality, will begin coordinating the Cabinet's gender-related policies in October, according to a Labour Ministry document that has been has been submitted to the Ministry for comment.

The Council will support gender equality in the government and be on the lookout for gender-based discrimination.

A one-time investment of Sk310,000 is required to get the council up and running. Its estimated budget calls for about Sk1.7 million for the rest 2007 and Sk5.5 million annually thereafter.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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