Conclusions of the Madrid conference

- 2009/10/20 -
The Fundacion para los analisis y los estudios sociales (FAES) celebrated on May 7th and 8th the “Equality days in the European Union”. Among the participants of the first day, there were notably Sandra Moneo, secretary for equality and education policy for the Partido popular (PP) and Teresa Jimenez Becerril, MEP. The two women introduced the long day of discussions by pointing out the deficiencies of Zapatero’s government in equality policies and in fighting violence against women.
Local authorities, associations, researchers and parliamentarians tackled then different issues related to gender equality. Round-tables were focused on the challenges faced by women today, on the regional authorities’ role in fighting gender violence and on the protection of motherhood as a pillar of equality policies.
A debate on the new European citizens closed the day, with a panel composed of women having succeed in politics, business or in community life.

Documents liés :

Conference report Madrid