Czechs are one of the most honest nations in the world, at least according to a research called ‘Civic Honesty around the Globe’, published in the US magazine Science. The authors of the research, which cost some 600, 000 US dollars, examined the trade-off between honesty and self-interested using a unique field experiment.
The Czech Republic – along with most Council of Europe member states – has signed on to the “Istanbul Convention”, which aims at preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, and adapted its legislation towards ratifying the treaty. The main challenge now, according to the Czech Women’s Lobby, is to take concrete steps to better prevent such violence and help those who fall victim to it.
The annual National Marriage Week, aiming at increasing rates of marriage and children born in wedlock, gets under way in the Czech Republic on Monday. According to the data of the Czech Statistical Office, the divorce rate in the Czech Republic, which has traditionally been one of the highest in Europe, has been dropping in recent years and marriages that end in divorce last longer than before.
Jana Počtová’s documentary Non-Parent offers an intimate exploration of unorthodox family life in the Czech Republic today. A follow-up to her earlier film Generation Singles, it tells six stories of non-nuclear family setups, from a lesbian couple who conceive with the help of gay friends to a heterosexual pair who have made a conscious choice not to have children. When Počtová came to our studios the conversation took in everything from the challenges of step-parenting to the experiences of her 99-year-old grandmother. But I first asked the director,
The sexual scandal surrounding the powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has resonated all around the world, including the Czech Republic. Hundreds of women suffered sexual harassment in the past, including the Czech European Commissioner Věra Jourová, have joined the global initiative #MeToo campaign on social media to highlight the magnitude of the problem.
The Czech Republic doesn’t belong among progressive and cultivated EU states when it comes to ensuring equality of men and women, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said on Wednesday at a conference “22 % towards Equality”. As regards equal salaries, the Czech Republic is low down the EU ladder, Mr Zaorálek said, adding that he was ashamed of the situation. According to Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksová, women make on average 22 percent less than men, which is around 6,700 crown less in monthly salaries.