The attorneys at PSBH participate in the achievement of the project “Lawyers for equality”

Marian Popescu and Roxana Staniloaie have successfully completed the training session as part of the project “Lawyers for equality”, thus becoming trainers for the future seminars on the equality between women and men.

The training session for trainers took place between the 25th and 28th of November 2010, at Brasov. Lawyers from 8 counties participated: Calarasi, Giurgiu, Ialomita, Gorj, Mehedinti, Ilfov, Tulcea and Bucharest, who were accepted in the program following a rigorous selection process. The target group actively participated in the training session and will support the aim of the project by disseminating the acquired knowledge in the bar associations they are part of.

About the project “Lawyers for equality”

The project “Lawyers for equality” was implemented by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection, in partnership with the Non-Trading Law Company “Ciuraru, Lohan, Manole and Associates” and was financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands through the programme FSA Grant.

The project aimed at ensuring a better practice by providing specific training to lawyers as regards the gender equality, by taking into account two social realities:

the discriminations between women and men on the labour market happen both during
the recruitment process and during the activity at the workplace, as employees;
the insufficient familiarization with the legislation in the field both of the persons it is
meant for and of the practitioners acting in the legal system.

The project consisted in organizing an instruction programme that was meant to increase the awareness of participants in terms of equality of opportunities and of treatment between women and men in the legal practice, to increase the capacity of understanding and interpreting cases in terms of equality between women and men, and to enforce the national and community legislation in the field.

The training session ended with a closing conference that took place on the 7th of December 2010, at the Parliament Palace, in the Human Rights salon, with the participation of the minister of labour, Mr. Ioan Botis, and of madam Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Tanya van Gool.

Scris in: Labour law