Spain-EIGE meetings-Economic growth and gender equality go hand in hand.


Spain-EIGE meetings-Economic growth and gender equality go hand in hand.


One of the most important methods to enhance a country's economy is to increase gender equality.

That was one of the messages sent at recent discussions between the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Spain's Minister for Equality, Irene Montero.

Focusing on equal opportunities and rights for everyone improves society as a whole.

Benefits that have been overdue for a long time.

Spain has a solid track record in striving toward gender equality, according to the EIGE Gender Equality Index.

However, there is still work to be done.

Minister of Equality Irene Montero, Secretary of State for Equality Angela Rodrguez, and Director of the Instituto de las Mujeres Antonia Morillas have all acknowledged this.

We are completely committed to achieving gender equality. Our economy has tremendous potential. "All we have to do now is unlock it," Irene Montero explained.

Angela Rodrguez, the Secretary of State for Equality and Gender Violence, concurred, pointing out that Spain is a leader in feminist policy but also wants to be a leader in care.

She emphasized that Spain's public-sector care system is a crucial economic area that requires "a fundamental and structural economic change that allows the development of public jobs in this sector to avoid the existing precariousness."

Carlien Scheele, Director of the EIGE, underlined Spain's determination:

There are still enormous prospects for advancement even in a country like Spain, which is already ranked sixth on EIGE's Gender-Equality Index.

In order to achieve gender equality, businesses, individuals, and the government must take three moves forward. To comprehend the difficulties. To figure out how to improve things. Then it's time to take action.

And distributing care tasks more evenly between men and women is a good place to start. Care is, without a doubt, the motor of economic prosperity.

Antonia Morillas, Director of Spain's Instituto de las Mujeres, spoke about how to "strengthen the feminist agenda in the EU against the misogynist and hate discourse that is advancing" by putting gender equality at the heart of an economy that truly works for all.

In addition to the high-level meetings, the EIGE delegation attended talks on violence, care strategy, and transversality, as well as assisted in the delivery of a training session for the Ministries' Equality Units in advance of Spain's EU presidency.

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