Valeria Utkina at the round table “Women at Work: Discrimination, Gender Stereotypes and Workplace Violence”
Valeria Utkina, co-head of RSG, made a presentation on "Career women in the civil service: opportunities and limitations."
On March 6, an expert round table on the topic “Women at Work: Discrimination, Gender Stereotypes and Violence in the Workplace” was held at the branch of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Moscow. The round table was held by the Confederation of Labor of Russia. Valeria Utkina, co-director of RSG, made a presentation on "Career women in the civil service: opportunities and limitations."
Experts studying the situation of working women in Russia gathered at the round table: Maria Kochkina, independent researcher, Olga Miryasova, FISIS RAS research scientist, Julia Ostrovskaya, program director of the Center for Social and Labor Rights, and Irina Gorshkova, executive secretary for gender equality at the Confederation labor of Russia.
In her speech, Valeria Utkina referred to open statistics: more women go to the State Medical University, but later, fewer women go to the civil service, and even less are moving up the career ladder. One of the problems of women getting stuck in low and middle positions is the lack of professional standards and some of them go to the service immediately after the technical school.
Also, it was noted the lack of ambition in a large part of women, they go to the civil service, because believe that “The civil service is a women's job. Stable, dust-free and there is the possibility of reproductive realization. " Warranties do exist and career advancement is difficult everywhere. At the same time, pregnant women have no preferences, a formalized schedule does not allow to leave earlier or leave work.
Women have difficulty in hiring, in moving up the career ladder and was asked why women should win those rights that were guaranteed by the state.
After a lively discussion, in which the reasons and ways to solve this problem were discussed.