the international day
twelve o’clock, 8 March 2021 – 08:40
Out of one hundred and seven Italian provinces, the last in the Caltanissetta ranking and to find the first Sicilian province, Ragusa, it is necessary to slide to the eighty-fifth position
of Roberto Chifari
The merciless photography and comes directly from the highest institutional and regional political body. The Statistical Office of the Sicilian Region shows a merciless photograph: out of one hundred and seven Italian provinces, ordered by number of employed women, it is necessary to slide to the eighty-fifth position to find the first Sicilian province (Ragusa) with 37.3% of employed women. Last in the ranking Caltanissetta, with 23.6%. Given that the city of Bologna leads with 68.1%, more than thirty points separate the top of the ranking from the Sicilian province with the best performance. On the other hand, there are more than 44 percentage points that divide the Emilian top of the ranking from the Sicilian tail. A chasm, said the Parit councilor for the Sicilian Region Margherita Ferro. The debate today more than ever – continues Margherita Ferro – must be centered on the disparity in the right of women’s access to services, education, the world of work, because the precariousness of female work is transformed into existential precarity. Days like March 8 make sense if we understand that supporting female employment and entrepreneurship means increasing the country’s GDP and stemming gender-based violence. Hence our appeal to the President of the Permanent Commission for the examination of the activities of the European Union, the Honorable Giuseppe Compagnone. The European Union imposes on the Member States the transversality of equal opportunities as an element of social cohesion which constitutes the largest expenditure item of the NextGenerationEU, something attributable to the extraordinary social impact of the pandemic; what most points out here is that it also constitutes the largest expenditure item of the over one trillion euro of the entire 2021-2027 budget. A sign that the European Union recognizes social cohesion as the first and most important objective of its economic policies.
March 8, 2021 | 08:40