Prime Minister Viorica Dancila attended a dinner organised by France’s Ambassador Michele Ramis, occasioned by the celebration of the International Women’s Day, context in which she talked about the governmental measures to promote equal opportunities between men and women and the legislation in the area.
According to a release of the Gov’t, at the event which was held on Tuesday, the PM referred to the “Respect and dignity for women” chapter within the 201-2020 Governing Programme, but also to the National Convention for gender equality: Equal Romania.
“The month of March should be a month of reflection of the entire Romanian and international community regarding the economic, social, cultural status of women and also, a month in which the message regarding the equal opportunities between men and women principle become a main pillar of any debate,” Dancila stated, as quoted in the release.
The PM underscored that Romania’s women represent an extraordinary human potential, however too slightly used.
“Women represent half of the population and they hold the majority in may areas: 64 percent in administration, 62 percent in services and almost 60 percent as specialists in various areas. But when it comes to the legislature body, the executive or leadership positions, the share drops to less than 30 percent,” the release mentions.
Viorica Dancila mentioned that the Executive in Bucharest aims, based on international conventions and EU Directives, to align Romania to the states with tradition in democracy, that have proved the fact that social, economic and politic empowerment of women can generate added value and social welfare.