Country / Region profile of: Czech Rep.

The basic documents which guarantee the principle of equality are the Constitution of the Czech Republic and the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. These documents declare that all people are free and equal in their dignity and in their rights. However, women in the Czech Republic, particularly from minority groups, face risks of gender-based violence. The Czech Republic, formerly part of Czechoslovakia, split peacefully with Slovakia in 1993 and is currently engaged in Afghanistan as a NATO member. Tension amongst the many ethnic groups in the Czech Republic has resulted in various forms of discrimination and aggression. The Czech Republic acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1993 and ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 25 September 2014. The Czech Republic is ranked 77 out of 144 listed countries in the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). During the 2015 October Open Debate, the Czech Republic gave a statement affirming support for WPS but made no specific commitments towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS Agenda holistically. In 2016, the Czech Republic spent $2.2 bln on its military; additionally, the Czech Republic has developed a National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) which is set to be released in the beginning of 2017. Women’s NGOs and a number of non-governmental organisations are active partners in promoting gender equality in the Czech Republic. 

"It’s an absolute slap in the face. To have a government that has absolutely no women in it is shocking. It’s the third millennium, and yet half of the population is still not represented in the government." - Jana Ciglerova

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

$ 1,778,000,000
Military expenditure
Czech Republic spends USD$1,778,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Sending girls to college
This amount could fund scholarships aimed at providing free college education for millions of girls.
NAP 1325
Czech Republic does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Czech Republic made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2015.