Giffey sees milestone: government decides equality strategy

The Federal Cabinet has first adopted a national gender equality strategy. The families informed and Ministry of women's Affairs. It was a "gender-political m

Giffey sees milestone: government decides equality strategy

The Federal Cabinet has first adopted a national gender equality strategy. The families informed and Ministry of women's Affairs. It was a "gender-political milestone," said Minister Franziska Giffey (SPD), according to the report.The strategy formulated for the first Time the common objectives of the government as a whole, with a view to the equality of men and women. The worked out strategy set to trade "standards for the government and for other legislative periods".Equality is no longer just an issue for the Ministry of women's Affairs, but for all departments equally.

The strategy shall designate, according to the Ministry of the three challenges she wants to overcome through the achievement of a total of nine objectives: women and men should first life equally well from your income, and "equal education, household and care work to perceive". Secondly, you should shape the economy, politics, culture and science alike. Thirdly, it is about how the "Federal government can equality between women and men in all policy areas".

the CDU for a quota for women

One of the objectives stated in the strategy, the equal pay. "About 20 percent of the wage gap leads to more than 50 percent of the pension gap between women and men," said Giffey, according to the memo. The Closing of these gaps could succeed only if labour and the economy worked for the Ministry targeted to achieve equality.

The equality strategy to the next in a series of measures in the Berlin policy this week. On Tuesday, the Grand coalition had agreed on the establishment of a Federal Foundation for equality. The Union and the SPD want to implement a project of their coalition agreement.Also on Wednesday, the CDU had agreed to the introduction of a quota for women.

Giffey praised the plans of the coalition partners and wants to reach an agreement with the Union soon to a statutory requirement for a women's minimum share in company boards. "I hope that it comes to an agreement in the summer," said the SPD politician. "There will be intense discussions on this." Giffey had submitted at the end of February, together with Minister of justice, Christine Lambrecht (SPD), a draft law. Thereafter, the Board of Directors of a stock exchange is listed, and at the same time, on a basis of parity co-determined company with at least one woman must be occupied, and if he has more than three members. This would affect around 100 companies. To the entry into force of this in may 2021.

the draft, there was but of the of of Union-led ministries, no consent, such as Giffey said. It's going to be a minimum size to a woman in the Board of Directors, under the dash-I find the Minister: "that is not an undue burden, but a sign of a modern country." She was happy that had also been voiced recently, Chancellor Angela Merkel is supportive. The CDU politician called it "absolutely inadequate, and that there is still a listed company, in which not a single woman on the Board sits".

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 21:19

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