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Activities of Malin BJÖRK related to 2017/2008(INI)

Shadow reports (1)

REPORT on women’s economic empowerment in the private and public sectors in the EU PDF (488 KB) DOC (91 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: FEMM
Dossiers: 2017/2008(INI)
Documents: PDF(488 KB) DOC(91 KB)

Amendments (23)

Amendment 15 #
Motion for a resolution
Citation 33 a (new)
– having regard to the Beijing Platform for Action and the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW);
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 35 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas many studies have clearly showed that austerity policies and cutbacks in the public sector have had a huge negative impact on women, their economic empowerment and on gender equality;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 39 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital B b (new)
Bb. whereas the European Court of Justice, on 14 March 2014, supported private sector workplace bans on headscarves, whereas this decision and the argument of the so called neutrality policy is an open door to discrimination against Muslim women in the labour market and their chances to economic empowerment;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 46 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas economic empowerment of women is 'right and smart' at the same time, equality beingis a human right and the higher participation of women in the labour market having a positive impact on GDP growth and the economic success of companiescontributes to sustainable economic development at all levels of society;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 52 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas effective work-life balance has positive health aspects and promotes economic growth, competitivenessthe traditional male- breadwinner model needs to be challenged; effective work-life balance has positive impact on progressing towards an 'equal-earner-equal carer' model and the sharing of care between women and men, as well as on health aspects and promotes an inclusive economic environment, overall labour market participation, gender equality, reduction of the risk of poverty, and intergenerational solidarity, and also helps address the challenges of an aging society and positively influences birth rates in the EU;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 61 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas a public system of wage mapping including data collection has the potential, should aim to eliminate the gender pay gap, to put pressure on both private and public sectors to assess their payment structures and redress any gender-based differences that are found;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 69 #
Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas typically female- dominated sectors or roles are generally characterised by lower wages than comparable sectors or roles which are male-dominated, constituting a large component of the gender pay and pension gaps, which currently stand at 16 % and 40 % respectively; the lack of equal pay for work of equal value continues to constitute a barrier to equal pay for women;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 79 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. Emphasises that the strengthening of women´s rights and economic empowerment demands that we address the deep-rooted unequal gender power relations that give rise to discrimination and violence against women, girls, and also LGBTI persons, and that gender power structures interact with other forms of discrimination and inequalities such as race, disability, age and gender identity;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 80 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 d (new)
1d. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure equality and non-discrimination in the working place for all, including Muslim women, and to implement the Employment Equality Directive, which is meant to -amongst other things- protect employees from discriminations based on religion; strongly supports Muslim women's choice to wear or not to wear the hijab; confirms all women's and girls’ rights over their own bodies and how they decide to dress;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 92 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Draws attention to the very worrying high levels of sexual harassment in the work place as highlighted in the FRA survey on violence against women;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 93 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Underlines that safeguarding and strengthening the SRHR of women, young people, and LGBTI persons is important to close gaps in society and to strengthen gender equality; Is convinced that women´s and girls’ power and decision over their own bodies and sexuality are key to gender equality and their economic empowerment, which includes access to contraception, gender sensitive and non-judgmental sexuality education, and access to safe and legal abortion;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 97 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Insists that achieving the Barcelona targets, and the introduction of care targets for dependent and ageing members of society, including accessible, affordable and quality childcare and care, facilities and services and independent living policies is indispensable for Member States to be able to reach the Europe 2020 targets;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 103 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Calls for reforms to increase gender equality both in family life and on the labour market; is convinced that individualised social security rights and a strong statutory right to full-time employment, with the possibility of part- time contracts, will contribute to women´s economic empowerment;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 108 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Is convinced that the engagement of men in caring responsibilities is a precondition for changing the traditional stereotypes related to gender roles; further believes that both genders and the whole society will benefit from a fairer distribution of unpaid work and from more equal take-up of leave related to care; is convinced that an equal-earner-equal- carer model is the most effective to achieve gender equality in all areas of life;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 113 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Stresses the importance of good, secure working conditions allowing both women and men to reconcile work and private life and calls on the Commission and the Member States to promote strengthening of labour rights, collective bargaining and increased gender equality; calls in this context for an exchange of best practices in terms of general shortening of working hours and for standard working time to be reduced to six hours without loss of pay;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 125 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Insists that the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value is enshrined in the EU Treaty; highlights, in this context, the Commission’s recommendation on strengthening the principle of equal pay between men and women through transparency; stresses that the issue of equal value needs to be addressed;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 128 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Urges Member States and companies to introduce binding measures with regards to pay transparency in order to create methods for companies to tackle the issue of the gender pay gap, including through pay audits and the inclusion of equal pay measures in collective bargaining;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 149 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Considers that quotas in the public sector may bare necessary where the public institutions do not fulfil their responsibility of fair representation, and could thus improve the democratic legitimacy of decision-making institutions;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 152 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Notes that the use of gender quotas and zipped lists in political decision making have proven most effective tools in addressing the discrimination and gender power imbalances and improving democratic representation in political decision making bodies;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 167 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Calls for the inclusion in gender equality plans of a strategy to address, prevent and eliminate sexual harassment in the work place;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 203 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Maintains that current economic models and practices do not take account of gender-based differenc inequalities and are not responsive to the issue of closing gender gaps; believes in this context that tax policies and spending priorities during crises must be rethought in order to take women into accountensure that women can participate on asn economic actorsqual footing with men in all areas of life;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 215 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Asks for a reconsideration of macroeconomic focuses in which public spending priorities are reassessed to ensure that they are contributing to social justice, poverty reduction, gender equality and both women and men can benefit from investment in social infrastructure;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 219 #
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Notes that women have been most affected by austerity measures and cuts in the public sector (less and higher fees for childcare, reduced services for elderly and disabled, privatisation and closure of hospitals), in particular in areas such as education, health and social work, as they represent the 70% of work force in the sector; strongly opposes profit making by venture capital firms in the public sector and calls for more public investments;
2017/05/09
Committee: FEMM