Call for participation in Gender Equality Round table "How to support family-friendly policies and prevent gender-based and domestic violence?" on 1.02.2024 in Toila

Interested experts, target group representatives and institution are welcomed to a Gender Equality Round table "Let's talk openly: How to support family-friendly policies and prevent gender-based and domestic violence?" will take place on 1 February 2024, Toila Spa Hotel at 11.00 am.

The aim of the roundtable is to improve cooperation between government, civil society and business and to jointly discuss issues such as: How we can all integrate family-friendly policies in the workplace and improve working conditions for employees (for example, in the area of family life, which usually provide three types of essential resources needed by parents and caregivers of young children: time, money and services) and how to empower women and men to build equal (improving work-life balance) and non-violent (reducing gender-based violence) homes, work environments and societies by supporting cross-sectoral cooperation.

Working language Estonian, but with possible consecutive interpreting into Russian and /or English 


10.30 - 11.00 Welcome coffee
11.00 - 11.05 Words of welcome: Ursula Roosmaa, British Council Estonia
                                                     Irina Golikova, Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare
11.10 - 11.30  Assisting victims of violence in Estonia - Kristiina Luht, Head of Victim Support Policy, Ministry of Social Affairs.
11.30 - 11.50 Prevention of Violence against Women in the Social Insurance Board - Lenne Indov, Social Insurance Board
11.50 - 12.00 Questions and answers
12.00 - 12.15 Causes and prevention of gender-based violence - Pille Tsopp-Pagan, Director of the NGO Naiste Tugi- ja Teabekeskus (online)
12.15 - 13.15 Discussion in working groups (attitudes and awareness; detection, prevention and reduction; protection and support).
13.15 - 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 - 14.20 How to support and integrate family-friendly policies in the workplace or organisation -  Ave Laas, Director of the Smart Work Association.
14.20 - 14.30 Implementation of family-friendly policy and initiatives in Toila Spa Hotel - Anneli Põdra, AS Toila Sanatoorium
14.20 - 14.40 Promotion of family-friendly policies through the cooperation of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund with employers - Anneki Teelahk, Head of the Ida-Viru County Department of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund.
14.40 - 15.15 Discussion in the working groups
15.15 - 15.30 Round table conclusions.

Working languages: estonian (presentations will be held in estonian, but if necessary we can provide interpretation into Russian).
Catering and study materials will be provided for participant.
The number of places is limited (only 30 places). Participation is free of charge!

Registration is open until 29.01.2024 on the website

The programme is made possible thanks to a grant from the British Council in support of social cohesion under the People To People Cultural Engagement programme.