Looking at the world of work from the perspective of a woman and a mother.
We, the undersigned politicians, social leaders and entities, declare that:
–Motherhood is discriminated against in the West today.. The fact of being mothers -or having the intention of becoming one- causes many women to be left behind in the labor market.
-The massive incorporation of women into the labor market has been done ignoring their femininity, turning their backs on the professional stages that motherhood is drawing in their lives and denying the human and social value of dedication to the family.
– In order to recover the full identity of women also at work, it is necessary to a change in the social culture and the productive model in which the economic rationality is not separated from the person and is recognize to the family as the basis and foundation of society.
This is essential:
1.- A TRUE AND POSITIVE CONCILIATIONThe company's strategy is to create a work-life balance that allows women, and men, to care for and educate their children. This positive reconciliation involves making schedules more flexible, preserving the reduction of working hours, promoting teleworking and work by objectives through tax incentives in social security contributions to companies that develop them.
LEGAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RECOGNITION OF THE EXCLUSIVE DEDICATION TO THE FAMILY. entailing an immense source of wealth and social welfare, even quantifiable economically through GDP. Failure to recognize this institutionally entails social discrimination. For this reason:
- Exclusive dedication to the family must be recognized as employment status with access to social security, medical leave and retirement.
- You must to promote the reincorporation of women who, due to their dedication to their families, have been out of the labor market. This must be done in a subsidiary manner by the state through tax advantages and incentives and in Social Security contributions. Greater attention should be paid to the cases of women who are in a situation of special vulnerability, such as single mothers, widows or separated women.
3DENOUNCING AND ACTIVELY PURSUING ANY PROVEN DISCRIMINATORY GESTURE TOWARDS WOMEN AND MOTHERHOOD.. This includes discrimination against working women who have children or want to have them, those who dedicate themselves exclusively to the care and attention of their families and those who are victims of the wage gap or access to certain jobs.
4.- THE ELIMINATION OF SOCIAL POLICIES BASED ON IDEOLOGICAL CRITERIA AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WHO DO NOT RESPECT FEMALE IDENTITY AND MOTHERHOOD. Specifically, the gender perspective imposed in the educational, business and media spheres does not reflect reality, but rather manipulates it, leading to the exclusion of the broad collective.