Leadership in Public Arenas

While both women and men may run for political office, men dominate in positions of political power. In the Soviet Union, quotas were enforced to ensure women's political representation—50% of representatives in local Soviets (councils) were women, and 30% of deputies in the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic were women. In contrast, in the 2002 parliamentary election only 5.1% of deputies elected to the Verkhovna Rada were women (23 of 450 deputies). Women are also very poorly represented in regional politics. With some notable exceptions such as Yulia Tymoshenko—a deputy in parliament, leader of the political party Batkivshchyna (Motherland), and former deputy prime minister in charge of the oil and gas sector—few women elected to political office occupy positions of real power. While men dominate in the sphere of official politics, women occupy the majority of leadership roles in nongovernmental organizations. While this can afford women some political influence, in general the nongovernmental sphere is less prestigious and less remunerative.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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