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Family Law n°2014-873, enacted by the National Assembly on August 4, 2014, aims to establish real equality between women and men. This legislation includes various provisions to address gender disparities and promote gender equality.
Key Provisions Promoting Gender Equality in Law:-
Some key provisions are as follows:
- Replacement of the expression “as a good father” by “reasonably”: The law modifies the language used in legal texts, replacing the gender-specific expression “as a good father” with the more neutral and inclusive term “reasonably.” This change ensures that legal language reflects a more balanced and non-discriminatory approach.
- Deletion of the expression “state of distress” in terms of abortion: In the context of abortion, the law removes the term “state of distress” and replaces it with the phrase “who does not want to continue her pregnancy.” This change acknowledges a woman’s right to make decisions about her pregnancy and emphasizes her autonomy and agency in such matters.
- Wage equality at the branch level: Two new paragraphs are added to Article L.2214-7 of the labor code to establish a system aimed at ensuring real wage equality at the branch level. This provision promotes transparency and equal pay for work of equal value within different sectors, addressing gender-based pay disparities.
- Extended parental leave for education: The law introduces a new article, L.1225-48 of the labor code, which extends parental leave for education. In cases where at least three children are born, parents can avail of extended leave until the children’s sixth birthday. This provision recognizes the importance of parental involvement in children’s upbringing and supports parents in balancing work and family responsibilities.
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