A new gender equality commission will help failing European governments to stop discriminating against women, according to Maud de Boer-Buquicchio.
The Deputy Secretary General told a 19 September Brussels conference that the Gender Equality Commission would “help identify the most urgent needs for action” and flag up loopholes that disadvantage women.
Ms de Boer-Buquicchio is concerned that governments are currently failing key gender equality tests. She wants more women to play active and visible roles in politics and public life. They should have equal access to justice, earn the same wages as men for the same work and enjoy greater protection from domestic violence in particular.
The Deputy Secretary General added: “Our campaign for genuine gender equality repairs an injustice made to women. It brings significant and tangible benefits to everyone in society – men, as well as women. Equality is not only fair, it is also effective.”
Speech: Maud de Boer-Buquicchio – ‘Priorities for gender equality policies at European level’
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