This Spotlight on Public Policy provides an overview of key legislation from the Government of Spain related to gender equality.
Working hours in Germany have been regulated by law since 1994 when the Government introduced the Working Hours Act on 6 June to safeguard workers from long working hours and to ensure ade- quate periods of rest and breaks.
New rules aimed at curbing gender stereotyping in advertisement were introduced by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) in the United Kingdom in June 2019.
The Freedom to Choose One’s Future Occupation law was enacted in France on 5 September 2018, and it requires companies to ensure equal pay for work of equal value.
In Japan, women’s participation in the workplace has been underpinned by law since it entered into force on 1 April 2016. Legislation requires public and private sector companies to measure gender diversity-related data, create action plans to address gaps, and disclose this information.
Estonia offers some of the most extensive and well-compensated parental support policies in the world, including the longest fully paid maternity leave.Work-life balance, particularly in relation to parents, features prominently in public debates.
Recognizing the importance of women’s economic empowerment and financial resilience in addressing global poverty, the United States passed a law mandating a gender-sensitive approach to international development.