Principle of Equal Treatment
Monday, January 3, 2005 9:40 AM

The principle of equal treatment between men and women was adopted by the Council Directive on December 13th, based on Article 13 of the EC Treaty. The Directive enables enough room to use gender where it plays a very influential role, but this is to be determined by looking at accurate data, which must be updated and made public on a regular basis. All members to the principle must make sure that insurance costs related to pregnancy and maternity are accredited equally to males and females, because it will lead to a fairer distribution of costs of pregnancy and parenthood within society. The Commission has said that it will carry out a review of the Directive after six years.

Complied from: Network of East-West Women-Polska; 3 January, 2005

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