THE EVOLUTION OF GENDER EQUALITY INTERNATIONAL LEGAL REGULATION
The article is devoted to the formation of development and legal regulation of the principle of genderequality in international law, which is referred to the level of values of the European Union (EU), and also plays an important role for Ukraine due to the context of European integration.
Today, the attitude towards women in society is significantly different from the attitude towards men and this applies to different spheres of life:
Thus, political gender inequality includes less representation of women in elected positions and lower representation in political and corporate circles. Gender equality means the existence of a society in which both women and men have equal opportunities, rights and responsibilities in all spheres of life. Equality between women and men is equal access to education and health care, governance and power for both sexes, their equal opportunities for financial independence, and the realization of their personal and professional needs and interests.
One of the most significant developments in international law in the middle of the twentieth century was the consolidation of the principle of non-discrimination and the further development of international and regional legal standards aimed at improving and protecting the rights of all women and girls. At the same time, the protection of women and girls, as well as men and boys, is first and foremost the responsibility of the state. International law establishes the obligation of states to protect their own citizens, including against gender discrimination. Currently, gender equality is gaining priority in the activities of international organizations. At the present stage of development of society, the issues of gender equalities are not the last place in terms of relevance. Gender inequality slows down the development of society. That is why the achievement of gender equality is now becoming a central indicator of the development of each country