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Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad viert 120 jarig jubileum
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Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad viert 120 jarig jubileum


Kort verslag Second China-EU Symposium on Gender Equality

Op uitnodiging van de All-China Women’s Federation heeft Annelies Pierrot Bults, Executive member van de European Women’s Lobby en lid van de NVR Adviescommissie Beleidsbeïnvloeding en Belangenbehartiging, op 14 en 15 november 2017 het Second China-EU Symposium on Gender Equality under HPPD (High Level People-to-People Dialogue) in Shanghai bijgewoond. Thema van het symposium was: Boosting Employment and Entrepreneurship of Young Women and Work Life Balance.

De EWL delegatie, die verder bestond uit Ludovica Bottarelli, Italiaans bestuurslid en Mary Collins, EWL secretariaat, bezocht ook een aantal initiatieven in Shanghai voor het bevorderen van digitale vaardigheden en start-ups  van vrouwen en jongeren.


Hieronder een kort (engelstalig) verslag van Annelies Pierrot Bults.


Boosting Employment and Entrepreneurship of Young Women and Work Life Balance were the two themes around which Chinese experts and the EWL discussed similarities on both sides with regards to the barriers that women face in accessing finance, juggling family and professional responsibilities, deep seated stereotypes on the roles and expectations of women and shifting cultural mind sets to engage men in caring responsibilities.

As part of the mission, the EWL delegation visited a number of Shanghai based initiatives providing support to women and young people to boost their digital skills and start-ups to equip them in a rapidly changing Chinese society. Lifting millions of women and men out of poverty, particularly in rural areas, remains a priority in China and these initiatives are part of that global vision. Support services for women professionals, including support networks and relaxation groups are provided free to women in different districts of Shanghai. These certainly provided inspiration for potential exchange programmes, including in the framework of Erasmus + regarding digital skills, between women and youth organisations in the EU and China.

The EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD) started in 2012 to provide regular policy dialogues at government level. The HPPD has three pillars: High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue, High Level Strategic Dialogue and People-to-People Dialogue. Gender equality became a structural part of the latter in 2015, when the EWL held a seminar with the All-China Women’s Federation in Brussels.


Als hoofd van de EWL delegatie hield Annelies Pierrot Bults tijdens het symposium een keynote speech waarin zij de gezamenlijke agenda van vrouwen wereldwijd benadrukte omdat gender gelijkheid essentieel is voor het functioneren van de samenleving waar dan ook en nog in geen enkel land ter wereld gender gelijkheid werkelijk bereikt is. Lees de (engelstalige) speech >>

 


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