#MeetNEBs: Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG)

Equality in Portugal

  1. Our colleagues at the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) are the next members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.
  2. Hello, my name is Rita and I will be taking over Equinet’s twitter on behalf of CIG Portugal!
  3. Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) is the Portuguese Official Equality Mechanism for Gender Equality.
  4. CIG was created on the 17th of november of 1977, so today we turn 40!
  5. The day is over and 40 years celebration went great!
  6. CIG is honoring women who have played a leading role in promoting gender equality in Portugal through their work at CIG:  https://goo.gl/HPMdJ9 
  7. Celebrating 40 years of existence ... celebrating 40 years of achievements. See gender official data in Portugal here  https://goo.gl/nux9Cm 
  8. One of CIG missions is to end domestic violence. Since 2000 that domestic violence is a public crime in Portugal (Law 7/2000 of May 27).
  9. Do you know that in Portugal, police officers are formed in special attendance to domestic violence victims? pic.twitter.com/kuvK5U7mDb
  10. CIG developed a support tool for teachers to mainstream gender perspective in formal education, that is very successful!
  11. Our latest campaign is called “Girl Engineers for a Day” and it is a collaboration between schools, companies and the government to encourage girls to study engineering.
  12. There has been huge progresses in Portugal in what concerns gender identity and sexual orientation.
  13. Since the publication of the Law 9/2010, of May, 31st, that allows same sex marriage, there has been more than 200 marriages per year: https://t.co/eUzNmhouBd
    Since the publication of the Law 9/2010, of May, 31st, that allows same sex marriage, there has been more than 200 marriages per year: pic.twitter.com/eUzNmhouBd
  14. Check out Law 17/2016, of June 20, which regulates Medically Assisted Procreation (PMA), extending the scope of the beneficiaries of the PMA techniques.
  15. PMA is now available to all women regardless of the infertility diagnosis, marital status or sexual orientation.
  16. Couples of different sexes and couples of women, married or living in similar conditions, can access PMA techniques, through the national healthcare system.
  17. There has been huge progresses in Portugal in what concerns gender equality.
  18. Law nº 3/2006, of August 21st, is the Parity Law. It establishes quotas for the participation of women and men in the lists of candidates for election.
  19. The Parity Law specifies that in any list for elections, of 3 or more candidates, there must be a representation of 33,3% of each sex.
  20. Also, the candidates’ lists should not have more than two persons of the same sex successively.
  21. However, we also wanted women to have a say in Economic decisions and that is why we did not stop there.
  22. Law 62/2017 establishes the obligation of a balanced representation system in the administrative and supervisory bodies of public and listed companies.
  23. In Portugal, now the rules are in listed companies: women must represent 20%, as from the 1st elective general meeting of 2018; 33.3%, from the 1st elective general meeting of 2020.
  24. Get to know stats in Power and decision-making in companies, as it is now: https://t.co/8sOK3h2qn6
    Get to know stats in Power and decision-making in companies, as it is now: pic.twitter.com/8sOK3h2qn6
  25. CIG is responsible for coordinating 4 National Plans regarding gender equality and citizenship issues. See here CIG`s Plans 2014-2017:  https://goo.gl/6JaX2C 
  26. CIG also coordinates the II National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Counsil Resolution 1325:  https://goo.gl/oU5Q1Q 
  27. •CIG is Programme Operator of the Programme Area PT07 Mainstreaming Gender Equality & Promoting Work-Life Balance. It will end with a seminar on 4-5 December, in Lisbon. Check the results here:  https://goo.gl/RWSfWB 
  28. CIG is now creating the new Equality Gender Strategy 2018-2013 in cooperation with representatives of several areas of society.
  29. Government, civil society, the private sector, academia, local authorities, all are included in the creation of the new Equality Gender Strategy 2018-2013.
  30. Did you know CIG has a Documentation Centre and a Library?