About Gender Equality Working Group

The Treaty of the European Union, like many other normative texts, includes in its article 2 that the promotion of equality between women and men is a basic activity for the Union, and is considered in it as a value, an objective and an indicator of economic growth.

Despite legislative advances, both European and national and even regional, discrimination against women persists throughout the world, with different intensity and degree. The inequalities with regard to men are particularly evident in the participation of women in the labor market and access to positions of responsibility; retributions; pensions and economic independence. The activity rate of women is below that of men; Women suffer more from unemployment and they have to work harder to earn the same salary by performing the same job profiles. In the family context, maternity affects their entry and permanence in the labor market, and their dedication to home and family is still much greater than that of men. On the other hand, sexist violence, one of the most extreme exponents of social discrimination based on gender, adopts multiple expressions and increasingly affects young people.

In this context, equality of opportunities between women and men should be considered as a priority issue of social justice, which contributes to the democratic development of societies and supports a criterion of economic efficiency.

For that purpose, the autonomous parliaments and legislative assemblies, which are one of the most immediate interlocutors to meet the demands and claims of citizens, and which represent more and better the different sensitivities, play a significant role in removing obstacles to achieve real equality between women and men in all areas of social, economic, cultural and political representativeness.

In this regard, the Working Group on Gender Equality 2018 brings together for the first time at the Regional Assembly of Murcia representatives of six autonomous parliaments, experts in gender perspective and the Commission against Gender Discrimination and Violence of the Chamber to analyze the gender gaps and provide intervention proposals capable of reducing inequalities.

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Peñalver submits her work plan on Gender Equality in Brussels

The president of the Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, submits her work plan on Gender Equality in Brussels

Cartagena, 16 March 2018

The president of the Regional Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, has submitted to the Permanent Commission of the Conference of Legislative Assemblies of the European Union, her work plan for the Group on Gender Equality that she coordinates, in which 15 parliaments participates, coming from Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

During her speech, Peñalver detailed the main lines of her action plan, which will focus on two issues of special relevance: the wage gap today, as well as the risk of social exclusion of older women in the future and gender violence.

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The CALRE Working Group on Gender Equality will meet in the Murcian Parliament and the Azores Assembly

The president of the Regional Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, signs the Canarian Parliament Honor Book.

Cartagena, 21 January 2018

The president of the Regional Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, has participated in the plenary of the Conference of Presidents of Autonomous Parliaments, COPREPA, in which the president of the Canarian Parliament, Carolina Darias, president of this Conference, has been unanimously elected.

The president of the Assembly congratulated the president of the Canarian Parliament for "the ambitious agenda proposed that, in addition to strengthening relations between parliaments and improving their respective work dynamics, will serve to enhance the presence in Europe of legislative assemblies. A necessary boost because they directly collect the voice of citizens, their plurality and diversity. "

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The Parliament of Murcia heads for the first time the Group on Gender Equality of CALRE

The president of the Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, will coordinate the CALRE Working Group on Gender Equality.

Sevilla, 12 November 2017

The Regional Assembly of Murcia will be part of CALRE 2018 team, with the coordination of the Working Group on Gender Equality, which will be carried out by its president, Rosa Peñalver, elected unanimously at the Plenary Assembly of CALRE 2017, held in the Parliament of Andalusia on 9 and 10 November.

First woman to preside the Parliament of Murcia and with great experience in this area, Peñalver thanked the 74 Parliaments that make up CALRE for trusting her career to face this challenge.

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74 European Parliaments elect the president of the Assembly coordinator of the CALRE Group on Gender Equality.

The president of the Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, will coordinate the Working Group on Gender Equality of CALRE.

Sevilla, 10 November 2017

With the unanimity of the 74 European autonomous parliaments, coming from 8 countries, which make up the CALRE, the president of the Murcian Parliament has been chosen as coordinator of the Gender Equality Working Group of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies for 2018.

Grateful and excited, Peñalver has advanced that she will provide all her experience and effort to continue making progresses in Equality. "I have an exciting challenge ahead, with a lot of work and also motivation, because not all the territories and regions of the European Union are at the same level of development on their Equality policies, in fact, according to the latest data, our country has dropped two points in Equality policies ".

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