Bulgarian society is a traditionally patriarchal one. During recent years though patriarchal stereotypes are being consciously renounced. The roles, responsibilities, limitations and needs of both men and women are changed to some extent. Contemporary women are not simple house-wives any more, but represent a serious potential for each sphere, which is valued and utilized. Women in Bulgarian society have a right to vote, to education, to work. They have the right to make their own decisions, to express their opinions freely and to defend their own position.
The gender equality in Bulgaria is regulated by a special law – the Law for equality of men and women. Men and women have equal rights in all spheres of the social, economic and political life, as well as equal access to all resources of the society.
 Men and women are equal, but do not have the same rights. In: Carriers [online]