PES Women wants to underline that women count when it comes to employment!
Women have been harshly hit by the crisis, especially due to the austerity measures introduced in addressing the crisis. It is essential to guarantee an equal access to the labour market for women and men and this from a young age, in order to prevent creating bigger gaps at a later stage. So, specific causes of youth unemployment among women have to be tackled. PES Women is therefore committed to tackle gender segregation in education, to develop jobs and skills for women, especially in the green economy and to push for a sound maternity leave at European level, in order to improve reconciliation between professional and private life.