Law on equal rights of women and men in Ukrainian army enters into force

Law on equal rights of women and men in Ukrainian army enters into force

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The Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities of Women and Men during Military Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Other Military Formations" has entered into force.

The relevant announcement is posted on the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

As reported, on September 6, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities of Women and Men during Military Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Other Military Formations." The law, in particular, stipulates that women shall perform military service on an equal footing to men except in the cases envisaged by the legislation on protection of mother and child welfare as well as prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sex.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law on October 12.

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