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Romania, Finland and Croatia ink joint Trio Declaration on Gender equality

Romania, Finland and Croatia, the Member States that ensure the successive rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, January 2019 into June 2020, have inked on Friday in Brussels the joint Trio Declaration on Gender Equality, a document ruling the common objectives, measures and actions specific to this field.

“The Declaration is the commitment to supporting both women’s participation in the labor market and women entrepreneurship, as well as supporting women in vulnerable situations, and needs to be included in the implementation of long-term policies, including the 2020 Europe Strategy, in terms of increasing employment and reducing poverty,” the Romanian Minister of Labour and Social Justice Marius Budai said in a release of his ministry, sent on Friday to AGERPRES.

The document proposes the drafting of a European Strategy for equality of chances and treatment between women and men after 2019, that will continue the EU Strategic Commitment for Equal Chances, aiming to strengthen efforts at both the decision-making factors’ level, at its highest level, and at the level of the implementation of the public policies and specific activities.

The Trio of the presidencies has set several common objectives, among which the promotion of women on the labour work force market, by facilitating their professional reinsertion, included, the strengthening of efforts to create a women’s entrepreneurship favourable environment, the improvement of the life quality of all women in vulnerable situations.

“For Romania’s government, the gender equality promotion, the women and young girls’ protection inside the country and from abroad, are fundamental values, indispensable for any society’s evolution and progress, with applicability in all of the public life’s spheres: education, health care, labour market, participation in decision-making, economic empowerment of women and last but not least, labor migration among women and girls. During the presidency of Romania a series of events are scheduled in Bucharest, namely two international high-level conferences on “The situation of women in modern society: between empowerment, leadership and gender discrimination” on 29 and 30 May 2019, and “The outlook of the Istanbul Convention: New Horizon – paradigm change for all stakeholders” 4 into 6 June 2019″.

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