Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day, and Welsh Labour's Gower Assembly candidate, Rebecca Evans, is using the occasion to promote the tremendous achievements of women across Wales. But she also warns that while we have seen progress, many serious gaps and barriers to gender equality remain.
The theme of this years international Women’s day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Women and Men across the world can pledge for parity promising to take action to help achieve gender parity more quickly.
You can sign the pledge at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Pledge
The Welsh Labour Government is determined to use its powers and resources effectively to create a fair society free from discrimination and harassment. Welsh Labour Government budgets have expanded the provision of free childcare for Flying Start families, protected free school breakfast schemes, delivered infrastructure investment, and created 15,000 jobs for young people through Jobs Growth Wales. Wales was the first country in the UK to introduce legislation to tackle violence against women.
Rebecca Evans said: “I am delighted to support international Women’s Day again this year, and to make this pledge to achieve gender equality. This pledge is about recognising the limitless potential that women offer to the global economy, and the positive difference they can make at every level of politics and in every facet of society.
“I am proud of being part of a Welsh Labour Party that is striving to achieve gender parity, and that places equality at the heart of what it does."