Women’s become a model in legislative policies for gender

Women’s economic empowerment is a priority and it is essential for building stronger and stable societies; focusing on reducing this issue plays a major role in reducing poverty. Governments, researchers, and humanitarian organizations all have recognized the importance of women’s enterprises as a means of community development, but progress in improving economic opportunities has been very slow.¬†Around the world only 50 percent of working-age women participate in the labour force, this makes women less paid in employment compared to men. In many countries today, laws, regulations and social norms still constrain women’s opportunities to seek paid employment. And all over the globe women put in the effort and conduct most of the work but still remain unnoticed and unpaid in the fields and in households. It has been noticed that worldwide women have lower wages than men with a 22% pay gap and are often the first to lose their jobs.Within the last decade, gender equality policies in Spain have shown a path of positive development, Spain had become a model in legislative policies for gender equality at the international level. However, the 2008 economic crisis has led to a growth in inequality and this decline has been evident. Employment conditions for women have worsened since the beginning of the crisis. The unemployment rate in Spain has increased tremendously as compared to other EU members.¬†Spain also shows an enormous gender gap in the labour market, that includes gender pay gap as well as horizontal and vertical segregation. The gender pay gap was high before the crisis period but has increased tremendously since then, reaching in 2012 the peak of 23.9 per cent18. Not only has this been an issue but Spain has shown an extremely slow and small increase in presence of women in economic decision making, this proven by the fact that in 2015, women only represented 17 per cent of corporate members of the publicly listed companies, below the EU-28 average of 21 per cent.The Empowerment of women has become one of the most important Concerns of 21stcentury not only at national level but also at an international level. The delegation of Spain promotes women’s ability to secure decent jobs, accumulate assets, and influence institutions and public policies determining growth and development. This could be done by eliminating laws that discriminate against women at work and taking measures to challenge discriminatory social norms and gender stereotyping that underpin inequality in women’s work. Spain also believes in promoting women’s entrepreneurship by providing them with training and financial support.Spain has always supported the economic empowerment of women.. As such, Spain looks forward to offering its support, in whatever form possible, to nations with innovative and effective solutions.