Project goals

Career Guidance and Education

Support Component for Women

Gender Impact Assessment of Local
Government Strategies Component

Reducing Stereotypes



About the Project

There are male dominated professions and professions where are mostly concentrated women – this represents professional segregation.

In Latvia, there are the following consequences of professional segregation:

   women dominate low-paid professions,

   technical sectors lack qualified specialists,

   a lack of gender balance at workplaces,

   the potential of women as entrepreneurs is not fully used.

The project ‘Reducing Causes of Professional Segregation’ has been launched in order to reduce causes of professional segregation, and to close the gender gap. The project is financially supported within the framework of the EQUAL European Community Initiative.