100 years of women’s right to vote – Angela Merkel full parity calls for The Chancellor criticised the lack of equality in many areas of society. Particularly in the economy and politics, there is some catching up to do. © Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for greater efforts to eliminate the discrimination of women. “You do not need to talk around it: The quotas were important, but the goal should be parity,” said the outgoing CDU-Chairman, during a memorial service for the 100. Anniversary of women’s suffrage in Germany. “Parity everywhere, whether in politics, business, administration, science, or culture,” added Merkel. Every woman in Germany should be able to go their way.
criticized The Chancellor, that there is in all areas of society in Germany, but especially in the economy, problems with equality from an unequal payment of men and women to the separation between typical male and female occupations. There is a lot of lying in the Wicked one, said Merkel at the event in the German Historical Museum in Berlin and referred to the Situation abroad: in the USA, 90 percent of the largest publicly-traded companies at least two women on the Executive Board, in France and the UK, around 50 per cent in Germany, by contrast, only 16.7 percent.
no one laughs at a girl today, more and more, if it says that it wants to be a Minister or Chancellor. There should even be a question, whether there must also be a man.
Angela Merkel in her speech to the 100 years of women’s suffrage
in the Meantime, however, the Chancellor warned, could no longer claim that there are not enough suitable women for these top positions. “Should it come to a woman’s group’s appearance at the top of the Dax, then this should not be a feature, but the first step to normality,” said the Chancellor, and recalled that it is of equality as a human right and an important indicator of how fair a society is. There are “a fundamental issue of our democracy”.
The policy is, in this respect, no glory, Merkel said in her speech. In the German Parliament about the percentage of women decreased among the delegates of the Bundestag to 30.9 percent – to the level of the Parliament of South Sudan. “One swallow does not make a summer”, led to the Chancellor with a view to their own political aisle. “From the fact that it gives me, but no Alibi.”
“sea of gray suits,”
Minister of justice Katarina Barley, and Minister for women’s Affairs Franziska Giffey (both SPD) had demanded before the Chancellor, a stronger representation of women in the Bundestag to impose. “I think if half of the population consists of women, why the highest office in our country is not for the half made up of women?”, Giffey said at the ceremony.
especially in the groups of the AfD, the FDP and CDU/CSU a sea of gray suits, the seats often “,” had told Barley in the picture on Sunday. Change will become law only by a new election. To increase the proportion of Women candidates in the lists of the parties could be alternately filled with men and women. Another possibility of larger constituencies would have two directly elected members of a different sex.
The active and passive right to vote for women in Germany at the 12. November 1918 in a call with law’s character has been announced. The first election in which women vote and to be elected, the election for the Weimar national Assembly on 19. January 1919.