The president of the Assembly and Equality coordinator of CALRE, welcomes the regional parliaments
The president of the Regional Assembly, Rosa Peñalver, and coordinator of the Working Group on Gender Equality of CALRE 2018, - Conference of Regional Legislative Assemblies of Europe, will today officially welcome the presidents of autonomous parliaments participating in the meeting, together with the president of the Parliament of the Canary Islands and COPREPA- Conference of Autonomous Parliaments-, Carolina Darias.
After the official opening of the CALRE meeting in the Regional Assembly, which will take place in the Prince's Hall at 9:30 am, the Yard of the Regions will host an intense working day, in which the experts in equality María del Mar García Calvente, Pilar Carrasquer and Sara de la Rica, will analyze the inequalities between women and men, taking into account different aspects such as the impact on employment and health of care work on the caregiver, or the gender wage gap.
In this link you can consult the daily agenda for today, October 5: http://www.asambleamurcia.es/eventos/20181005/380855
In the meeting of the Group on Gender Equality of CALRE, participate the president of the Andalusian Parliament, Juan Pablo Durán; the president of the Parliament of the Canary Islands and president of COPREPA, Carolina Darias; the president of the Parliament of Cantabria, María Dolores Gorostiaga; the president of the Assembly of Extremadura, Blanca Martín; and the president of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, Baltasar Picornell.
María Ángeles Durán: "The demand for care will grow 6 percent until 2030 in the Region of Murcia, we have to consider who will produce it and what the guarantees are”
María Ángeles Durán opened last night the workshops of the Group on Gender Equality of CALRE 2018 with her keynote inaugural conference "Women and men in the Spanish economy", an analysis of the contributions from different sources to the economy from a macroeconomic perspective proposed by the United Nations, and besides from a more conventional micro economic perspective.
For Durán Heras, women have a decisive role in the monetized economy, which is that of scarce resources, such as working time, which does not become money, even if it is not well visualized. "It is an essential work, but it depends on the importance we want to give socially to that salary. We have not yet reached an agreement on the value of what is not economically quantified, what is priceless in the market. In particular, female workload is at least one daily hour more than male workload".
The sociology professor and CSIC researcher, a pioneer in unpaid work research in our country, closed her presentation emphasizing the care crisis that will be experienced in the coming decades due to the low birth rate and the increase in life expectancy, and left opened the reflection on the way in which technological and demographic changes will affect the Spanish economy and the economic relations between women and men in a few years. "Only in the Region of Murcia, the demand for care will grow by 6 percent until 2030. The current protection system against illness and dependence in Spain is mainly based on unpaid work done by women, but it is an unsustainable situation in a middle term, or at least it is incompatible with the constitutional promise of equality and with the entry of women in the labour market. For this reason, we must create more public services at a market price and we should redistribute unpaid work between men and women", points out Durán.