Rights Advocates Say Law Bans Women from Mines

A Sarajevo organization asked the Federation entity and national gender equality agencies to investigate the entity’s labor legislation that bans women from working in mine pits. The Sarajevo Open Center, an organization advocating the rights of women and LGBT persons, said that the Federation’s labor regulations, as well as those of the Brcko District, say that women can’t be hired on jobs performed underground, such as in mines, except for training purposes. The organization said that such provisions have no basis in the constitution and laws, or in the standards of International Labor Organization.

Discrimination against women miners was eliminated in most of the European and other countries, the organization said, adding that the Republika Srpska entity amended its labor legislation to end that type of discrimination.

“We ask the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the BiH Federation and the Government of Brcko District to draft amendments to their respective labor laws that will eliminate the discriminatory provisions,” said SOC.

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