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 for 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 at 12:00 a.m. Leonor Tamayo has delivered the Manifesto against the Harassment of Motherhood at the Ministry of Equality. The document, signed by more than 2,000 people, condemns "all types of violence, especially that produced within 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's survey results for this year show that 63% of Spanish women suffer from this condition.
"Hegemonic feminism today will 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 major 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 maternity harassment (maternal mobbing) as a specific figure of employment discrimination against women because of their maternity as proposed by the Resolution of the European Parliament of September 11, 2018.
2. The adoption of the necessary measures to prevent labor discrimination due to maternity and to favor 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 computable for retirement and sick leave and maternity purposes, as requested by the European Parliament in the Resolution of June 13, 2016, and that would also translate into tax breaks for companies that hire those who have them to promote the reincorporation to working life.
The manifesto can be read and signed here:
Report and survey on the Maternal Mobbing to debate: