October 25, 2020

De la Vega launches a strategy for EU women leaders for gender equality

De la Vega launches a strategy for EU women leaders for gender equality

The president of the Spanish State Council, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, presented today to the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) a strategy on the scale of EU women leaders aimed at "advancing" in the face of inequalities and against the violence.

"We must move forward, because the situation in Europe, although it has improved, is still very unequal," said De la Vega, in a meeting with the director of EIGE, Virginija Langbakk, key point in the second and final day of his visit official to Lithuania.

The president of the Council of State specified before that institution, based in the Lithuanian capital, its proposal to launch a joint strategy between the leaders of the EU bloc, which should bear fruit before the European elections next 2019.

"We have little time, but women know how to do a lot in a short time," he said, to suggest a platform or manifesto "based on several points of action" against gender violence, in favor of women's political participation and against women. inequalities in the workplace.

Action against violence "is the most urgent," he stressed, since crimes against women "are daily" and extend throughout the group of advanced societies and democracies of the EU.

The European elections should be the opportunity to launch that platform, said De la Vega before Langbakk, who highlighted the remarkable advances made by Spain in recent years for gender equality.

The president of the Spanish State Council was received by the EIGE team as "the best Christmas present for our institute" -in the words of Langbakk-, while Fernández de la Vega said that from this institution "the most important work is carried out" for Europe. "

"Without equality there is no democracy," said Spanish politics, who during his official visit to Lithuania held meetings at the highest political level, from the country's president, Dalia Grybauskaite, to the prime minister, Saulios Skvernelis, and the Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevicius.


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