GRECO Conference on “Gender Dimensions of Corruption” – Prague, 13 December 2013

Since 2012, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has been looking into gender dimensions of corruption and reflecting on whether and how a gender perspective could add value to GRECO’s work. In order to take stock of national experiences in identifying, preventing and reducing gender-specific manifestations of corruption and exchange information on available research and good practice, GRECO has organised a conference on “Gender dimensions of corruption” under the auspices of the Senate of the Parliament and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic. It was held in Prague, on 13 December 2013, in the Wallenstein Palace.

Valeriia Kokhan, expert of the Institute of Applied Humanitarian Research participated at the conference as a speaker and presented "Combating corruption project in Ukraine" results concerning gender aspects of corruption in higher education in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the nexus between gender and corruption has been a topic of serious interest to global international organisations, civil society and academics. The two main themes that have consistently emerged from research have been:

the differentiated impact of corruption on women and men, and

the relationship between levels of corruption and increasing women’s participation/representation (i.e. gender parity).

The conference has brought together around 80 participants from the GRECO member States, including:

  • Government representatives
  • Members of Parliament
  • Representatives of the judiciary
  • Local and regional authorities
  • Civil society, academics and media representatives
  • International organisations

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