The main objectives of the GAF and its Team are:
Achieving a balanced civil society with equal chances and equal representation of men and women and of different ethnic groups in the public and private spheres.
Conducting gender research in all spheres of social life.
Work with young people to secure meaningful youth participation;
Supporting people in difficult social and economic situation, victims of violence and discrimination, those in need for protection and help for their social integration.
Protecting and realizing the Universal and European standards for human rights and taking up initiatives for bringing Bulgarian legislation in conformity with these standards.
The Foundation accomplishes its objectives through:
> Conducting legal, social, economic and other kinds of research, studies, publications, and monitoring in order to keep and promote the human rights and the standards of equality;
> Drafting proposals for amendments in the Bulgarian legislation concerning human rights, freedom from discrimination and equality of men and women in all spheres of life;
> Elaborating, organizing and accomplishing projects related to gender issues;
> Organizing round tables, seminars and other forms of discussions on the issues of gender and human rights;
> Working out a program for gender research and education;
> Implementing education on human rights of workers, entrepreneurs, state administrators, lawyers and students, other non-governmental organizations;
> Creating and publishing practical guides and theoretical studies on gender problems and human rights;
> Activities towards setting up human rights networks in the Republic of Bulgaria and the region and their integration within the international and European structures and other kinds of activities for the purposes of the Foundation within the frame of the Bulgarian legislation in force.
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