France, champion of gender equality [fr]
100 out of 100. This is the score the World Bank awarded France on 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 countries 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 developed, France guarantees strictly equal rights for women and men.
Gender equality is the great national cause of the presidential five-year term. Equal rights are a decisive milestone in the cultural battle ahead of us: to achieve genuine equality between all women and men.
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