The Regional Assembly will promote gender equality with a conference among European parliaments
Cartagena, 7 August 2018
On October 4, 5 and 6, experts on gender equality, such as María Ángeles Durán, María del Mar García Calvente, Pilar Carrasquer and Sara de la Rica, will analyze different aspects such as the gender wage gap and institutional, cultural and organizational barriers that enhance it, or the impact of taking care on the health of carers as an exponent of gender inequalities, in order to promote policies that make regional legislatures in institutions more sensitive to gender equality and non-discrimination for reasons of sexual orientation, identity or gender expression.
In this sense, the president of the Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, has stressed that "real equality between women and men remains an outstanding challenge and ongoing initiatives are needed, especially in certain areas such as the participation of women in the labor market , salaries, pensions, economic independence, gender violence and presence in responsibility roles ".
The meeting counts on first level experts on gender equality that will target the issue from different approaches. The Sociology Professor and Research Professor at the Higher Council of Scientific Research - CSIC, María Ángeles Durán Heras, will deliver the opening conference "Women and men in the Spanish economy" on Thursday, October 4.
"The impact of caring on the health of carers: an exponent of gender inequalities", Gender and Health Professor of the Andalusian School of Public Health, María del Mar García Calvente, will open October 5.
After her, the full Professor of Sociology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Pilar Carrasquer Oto, will speak, with the lecture entitled "The gender wage gap as a multidimensional phenomenon. Analysis of institutional, cultural and organizational barriers and intervention proposals".
And finally, we will analyze "Diagnosis of gender gaps in Spain and proposals for improvement", presentation by the Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country, Sara de la Rica.
CALRE GENDER EQUALITY
The 74 European autonomous parliaments, coming from eight countries, that make up the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies, CALRE, unanimously elected the president of the Regional Assembly of Murcia, Rosa Peñalver, as the coordinator of the Working Group on Gender Equality CALRE 2018. This is the first time that the Parliament of Murcia has led a European Working Group and, in turn, has such a strong presence in such an international forum.
Currently belong to the Working Group: Courts of Aragón; Parliament of Galicia; Parliament of Navarra; Parliament of Cantabria; Parliament of the Canary Islands; Parliament of the Balearic Islands; Basque Parliament; Courts of Castilla and León; Assembly of Extremadura; Parliament of Andalusia; Parliament of Vlaams, Belgium; Parliament of the French Community of Belgium and Parliament of Wallon, from Belgium.