Spain To Introduce Gender Parity Law To Make 40% Women Participation Mandatory In Business, PoliticsTHIS is women empowerment!
Women across the globe are striving to make an equal space for themselves in every sector. However, the gender disparity in providing opportunities to men and women is very much prevalent in many job roles, and in order to deal with this the Spain government introduced a gender parity law, recently. The aim of this law is to provide equal opportunities and representation to women in politics and business, particularly. What better way to celebrate Women’s Day, right?
Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Spain government has announced a gender parity law, as per which it will be compulsory for the corporate sectors to have at least 40% women employees in the company. This will also be applied to the parliamentary setting. In fact, the new bill proposed by Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez mandates the political parties to have an equal representation of men and women candidates so as to promote gender equality. As per the reports on this proposed law, if the bill is passed by the Spain parliament, then it will become effective from July 1, 2024. The Gender Parity law will make 40 per cent women representation mandatory for companies that have at least 250 employees, as per the news.
A few months back, in a revolutionary step for women, Spain also became the first country to pass a law making paid menstrual leave mandatory. As per this law, women are now allowed to take days off from their work for at least 3 to 5 days during their menstruation period. The step was hailed by women all over the world!
So, it is quite clear that the government of Spain is bringing about an evident change in the workings of the country to enable women’s empowerment, by first giving them equal opportunities in sectors which still lack that. This is an applaudable step taken by the government.