Multiple European leaders call for gender equality

by IANS |

Berlin, March 9 (IANS) Multiple European leaders spoke in favour of gender equality on International Women's Day, which is marked annually on March 8.

In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for women to have equal rights "in all areas of life, whether at work, in the family, or in politics", reports Xinhua news agency.

Meanwhile, Italy's first-ever female Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said that it was the country's "duty to knock down the hurdles that do not allow all women to be able to express their priceless potential to the full".

Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain, underlined that his government promotes "laws in favour of true and effective equality between men and women".

On Tuesday, Spain passed a parity law requiring that women and men each make up at least 40 per cent of boards of directors at major companies, as well as in the government's cabinet.

In France, social media sites paid homage to many of the country's best-known female icons.

President Emmanuel Macron took the opportunity to praise the writer and activist Gisele Halimi, nearly two years after her death at the age of 93.

"Our republic is freer, livelier, and fairer thanks to you," he wrote.

However, the day was also marked by protests in some countries.

In Italy, demonstrations in Rome emphasized the rising number of femicides in the country, with protesters calling on police to do more to protect women.

Protesters in Germany called on the country's government to do more to advocate for women's rights in the developing world.

Meanwhile rallies in Spain focused on issues from consent to education and transexual rights.

Latest News
Gary Stead points out New Zealand losing Tests to England last year as missed chance for not defending WTC title Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 04:05 PM
China's smartwatch shipments fell by 9.3% in 2022: Report Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:53 PM
Now sync your air travel with Uber via email integration in India Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:52 PM
Aus zoo welcomes 1st southern white rhino calf born in decade Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:49 PM
Iranian, Saudi FMs hold phone talks, agree to meet soon Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:48 PM
Dhanbad: 4 dead, many injured as coal mine caves in during illegal mining Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:43 PM
Maha Congress protests against jail sentence for Rahul Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:41 PM
KCR announces Rs 10,000 per acre compensation for crop losses Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:40 PM
Vietnam aims to end malaria with more funding Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:13 PM
BJP MLA Vijender Gupta moves HC challenging his suspension from Delhi Assembly Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 03:01 PM
Govt afraid of Rahul Gandhi, conspiring to disqualify him from LS: Congress Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 02:41 PM
Honour killing in TN: CM assures Assembly of stringent action Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 02:36 PM
Imran claims another assassination plot Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 02:34 PM
Will appeal in higher court against Rahul's conviction: Kharge Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 01:36 PM
Viveka murder case: Telangana HC adjourns hearing on CBI plea Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 01:34 PM