“The first signs that we see emerging concerning the next senatorial elections are very worrying”
UA large-scale social movement has marked our country in recent months around the fight against pension reform. Feminist organizations are playing their full part, insofar as this reform is particularly…
UA large-scale social movement has marked our country in recent months around the fight against pension reform. Feminist organizations are playing their full part, insofar as this reform is particularly unfair for women. These are already harmed with lower retirement pensions 39% to those of men, according to INSEE.
government reform also has the effect of extending their working time more significantly than for men. Thus, for the 1980 generation, women will have to work eight months longer compared to four months for men, according to the government’s impact study.
For every social struggle – women in front line jobs in the face of Covid-19, theextension of the period for voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion), obtained during this period due to the difficulties of access to this right during the pandemic, the recognition of theendometriosis as a long-term diseasethe fight against child ography and the culture of disseminated on platforms… – it is first of all women politicians who highlight these specificities and enable the advancement of women’s rights.
However, lately, many of us have been concerned about a threat to the representation of women in politics. Despite the considerable progress made possible by the laws of the Jospin government at the very beginning of the 2000s, political parties continue to circumvent these rules. This phenomenon even seems to have worsened in recent years, accompanying the risk of backlash (backlash) that weighs on women’s rights.
Women prevented by their party
Thus, for the first time since 1988, the share of women has declined in the National embly during the last legislative elections of 2022, according to the Observatory of Inequalities (ten fewer women deputies compared to the previous legislative elections). The left is not to be outdone, since, if the EELV and LFI groups are equal, the group of the French Communist Party only has one quarter of women and the socialist group, equal under the last mandate, only has one third of womendue to nominations that favored men over winnable constituencies.
The first signs that we see dawning concerning the next senatorial elections are very worrying from this point of view. We need elected women who defend our fights in Parliament. We are worried to see women, especially when they are committed to women’s rights, being prevented by their party.
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