[fyeg_gen-l] PR: FYEG welcomes Norway's gender quota for company boards

Ska Keller tique007 at web.de
Sat Dec 31 11:22:04 CET 2005


Press Release, December 31st of 2005

Federation of Young European Greens

www.fyeg.org





FYEG welcomes Norway's gender quota for company boards

 

Starting from the 1st of January 2006 on, public limited companies in Norway are obliged to include women in their company board at a percentage of least 40% women in the company board. After a previous agreement of companies to voluntary abide by this guideline had not been upheld by the vast majority of companies, the government now takes the step further by making the quota obligatory.

 

FYEG regards this as an important step towards equal representation of women in companies and expresses worry about the situation in member states of the EU where women are still marginalised and do not find themselves in key positions that their competences and work deserve.

 

Ska Keller, co-spokesperson of FYEG says: "Gender equality in the European business world is still far from being reached. Women still earn less money for the same work as their male peers and can hardly be found in powerful positions."

 

Ernest Urtasun, co-spokesperson of FYEG adds: "We believe the EU should also set new standards to help eliminate inequality between the sexes and promote gender mainstreaming. There is no reason that can justify the lack of female representation in the high ranks of the business world throughout Europe today!"

 

European and national politics have to be careful not to lose sight of gender inequalities that still exist today. The EU is far from being a Union of equal rights and opportunities.

 

Contacts:

Ska Keller, mailto: ska at fyeg.org 

Ernest Urtasun, mailto: ernest at fyeg.org 
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