Gender Equality

Equality between women and men and non-discrimination are fundamental principles of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic and of the Treaty establishing the European Union – Lisbon Treaty. It is also part of the Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS), in particular Objective 5 «Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls», either as a specific objective or as a cross-cutting objective and a requirement for compliance with all other ODS.

Today, in Portugal, there are no gender-based discrimination in the law, but despite the existence of a favorable legal framework, the reality remains quite different for women and men, resulting in women being denied access to the labor market. participation in the public sphere, including access to participation in political activity, and for men to participate in family life.

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