Balance with woemen and men
28 February 2019

France: world champion when it comes to equal rights for women and men

100 out of 100. This is the score that the World Bank has awarded France in the release of its new index: "Women, Business and the Law: A Decade of Reforms".
The World Bank analysed eight criteria to assess the ability of the 187 economies taking part to guarantee women strictly equal rights with men.

For France, the verdict is clear. Thanks to its recent reforms on equal pay between women and men and thanks to cross-government public policies and a legal arsenal addressing the matter, which are constantly being enhanced, France guarantees strictly equal rights for women and men.

As part of the feminist diplomacy in which France has been actively engaged since March 2018, in Washington, in January 2019, Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination, had met with Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, who had already praised France's efforts over the past two years.

Gender equality is the National Worthy Cause of the presidential five-year term. Equal rights are a decisive milestone in the cultural challenge we are called to take up: achieving substantive gender equality, together.