• 07-MAR-2013

MEPs: Use EU Funding to Help Women Find and Keep Jobs

Women MEPs marking International Women's Day call for a more concerted EU effort to promote women's employment and gender equality. Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, French MEP and member of the parliament's Women's Rights Committee said: 'Today women's salaries are so low, their work contracts hardly secure, part-time work has weakened them and austerity measures struck women in their work. So that silently they withdraw from their work. We must use funds to return women, or keep women, in jobs. And that is very important. We have European funds to stimulate a policy that consolidates women in their work and maintains their employability.' Available material includes an edited package and general views.