- March 8, 2016
- Posted by: David Rees AM
- Category: Latest News
The 8th of March is International Women’s Day and David Rees AM is using the occasion to promote the tremendous achievements of women across Wales. While we have seen progress, many serious gaps and barriers to gender equality remain.
The theme of this years international Women’s day is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Women and Men across the world can pledge for parity promising to action to help achieve gender parity more quickly. Mr Rees is pledging to support gender parity recognising the positive effect it has on organisations that achieve it.
You can sign the pledge at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Pledge
The Welsh Labour Government is determined to use its powers and resources effectively to create a fair society free from discrimination and harassment. Welsh Labour Government budgets have expanded the provision of free childcare for Flying Start families, protected free school breakfasts schemes, free prescriptions, provided infrastructure investment, launched Jobs Growth Wales and invested in homelessness prevention.
David Rees AM said: “I am delighted to support international Women’s Day and make this pledge. This pledge is about recognising the limitless potential women offer to the global economy, every level of politics and every facet of society”
“I am proud of being part of a Welsh Labour party that is striving to achieve gender parity and places equalities at the heart of what it does.”
“I am calling on residents in Aberavon to join me, take the pledge and act upon it”