The International Platform Women of the World has delivered today at the Ministry of Equality a Manifesto against violence against motherhood on the occasion of the day of the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Leonor Tamayo: "Hegemonic feminism today is going to fill its mouth with proclamations and statistics. However, it will have no qualms about totally ignoring the thousands of women who see how society in general and especially at work pushes them to reject motherhood".
On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the international platform Women of the World remembers the thousands of women who suffer "silent anti-natalist violence".
This morning Leonor Tamayo has delivered this morning at 12:00 hours the Manifesto against the Harassment of Motherhood at the Ministry of Equality. The document, signed by more than 2000 people, condemns ?all types of violence, especially that which takes place in the home, a privileged place for full personal development? And it denounces the discrimination and harassment suffered by women because of maternity in the workplace. In this way, Women of the World claims the visibility of the also called maternal mobbingThe association has found that 63% of Spanish women suffer from this disease -according to the results of the survey carried out by the association this year-.
"Hegemonic feminism today is going to fill its mouth with proclamations and statistics. However, it will have no qualms about totally ignoring the thousands of women who see how society in general and especially at work pushes them to reject motherhood," said Tamayo.
"This form of silent violence and pressure has a great negative impact on the psychological and emotional health of a large majority of women. who are forced to choose between their professional development and the possibility of starting a family," she adds.
With this Manifesto, from the platform intend to facilitate a series of concrete measures that the different political formations can assume:
1. The legislative recognition of harassment on the grounds of maternity (maternal mobbing) as a specific figure of employment discrimination against women on the grounds of their maternity as proposed by the European Parliament Resolution of 11 September 2018.
2. The adoption of the necessary measures to prevent employment discrimination due to maternity and to promote the recognition of the family as a social, personal and professional benefit.
3. The creation of a register of people with exclusive dedication to the family that grants credits that can be counted for the purposes of retirement, sick leave and maternity leave, as requested by the European Parliament in the Resolution of 13 June 2016, and which would also translate into tax reductions for companies that hire those who have them in order to favour their reincorporation into working life.
The manifesto can be read and signed here:
Report and survey on the Maternal Mobbing to debate: