Government Equality Programme seeks firm results
The government’s Equality Programme 2004-2007 is being carried out following a government principal decision 16 December. The programme contains over 90 measures designed to improve the situation in society of both men and women.
The programme gives special attention to developing legislation for family leave and adjusting the costs incurred by parental leave. It also seeks to increase the numbers of women in decision-making and to reduce the pay gap between women and men. Efforts will be taken to combat violence against women and support the employment of men facing long-term unemployment.
The programme integrates efforts covering all areas of government. It also urges active approaches among citizens, such as getting fathers to use their paternal leave entitlements.