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15 Nov 2017
French women's right to vote, however husbands still retained the rights over wives activities (e.g. being able to open a bank account, or take up paid work.)
119 article of Treaty of Rome asserted need to move towards equal pay for men and women in equal work.
Feminist groups and movements gained the right to contraception
Legislation passed allowing abortion rights
'Roudy Act' was passed which established principle of equality in employment
Parental childcare allowance revised allowing French government to continue a more protective than egalitarian approach in intervention (Afsa, C. 1998)
Law against discrimination was modified -French gender code- discrimination was no longer limited to wage or redundancy
New Socialist Party Government showed commitment to gender equality and renewed effort to mainstreaming in Public policy.
France adopted first law that addresses gender equality in the workplace, tackling stereotypes in the media and improved protection from domestic violence, reform on parental leave and measures ensuring parity in politics
Macron is proposing a new law to make it a criminal offence to harass someone in public. could cover wolf-whistling in an aim to end Frances Macho-culture
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