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Monday, 13 January 2020 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Gender pay gap (debate)

  Vlad-Marius Botoş (Renew). – Mr President, equal pay for equal work: this is what we were thinking when we heard gender pay gap, but now it is more than that. The statistics are showing us that women are pushed towards the domains and towards the jobs that are paid less in the general economy. We encourage women to go to work, to have a career, but do we do enough to make sure that they have equality of choice?

There are still educators in schools that are telling children that boys are more inclined for science and girls for literature and care. We still see the lack of equality in the educational process. We still see clothes that are telling girls they are delicate flowers and boys that they are heroes. We still see in our society, especially in the less developed ones, gender roles that are limiting both women and men. We have to take action. We have to do something to stop gender—based education and the way we are influencing children to choose a career. It is not enough to proclaim. It is time for real measures, real projects and real action.

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