In the Family Act, “which awaits the last vote in the House and then passes to the Senate, the overall reform of parental leave is envisaged”, declared the Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities, who added: “To date we have 10 mandatory days but a reform is needed that leads to an increase in the number of days but also to an increase in the sharing and flexibility of use of this tool “
“The government has already committed and will continue to work to guarantee mandatory paternity leave beyond the 10 days provided for: the Family Act provides for up to three months of paternity leave with a gradual increase, but the important thing is to equalize the responsibility masculine to feminine “. Speaking of the proxy law for which she has been fighting for some time, the Minister of the Family and Equal Opportunities in Italy Viva Elena Bonetti also said she was proud of the commitment made by 30 CEOs of large Italian and international companies at the opening of the ‘Women’s Forum G20 Italy’, during which the ‘Zero gender gap’ pact was signed.
“I am proud of the fact that under the Italian presidency of the G20 and in a crucial historical moment like this, the CEOs of such important companies have joined in a significant and concrete commitment to achieve gender equality and female empowerment”, she said. continued the minister. “Italy has put the issue at the center of attention throughout the G20. It is a moment of great opportunity and great responsibility – he declared -. Our government is primarily committed to putting gender equality at the center and putting grounded in the objectives that, as part of the first national strategy for gender equality, will lead our country to finally make progress towards the full achievement of the objectives “.
The reform of parental leave
According to the minister, it is central “to remove the entry gap in the world of work: today it costs more for a company to hire a woman and this cost must be removed”, thus “bridging the wage gap is one of the objectives of the national strategy of equal rights. gender: our country ranks among the last in Europe for children to be born and female jobs. We want to overturn this pattern and we do it with the Family Act and the national strategy on gender equality “. In the Family Act, “which awaits the last vote in the House and then will pass to the Senate”, Bonetti concludes, “the overall reform of parental leave is envisaged. To date we have 10 mandatory days but we need a reform that leads to an increase in the number of days but also to the increase in sharing and flexibility of use of this instrument “.