Laws and ...

Numerous regulations and laws promote the equality of women in professional life and compensate for disadvantages or eradicate them.

The most important of these for IPP are:

Max Planck Society:
(see right-hand column)

  • Principles and general industrial relations agreement on equal status for women and men in the Max Planck Society
  • Electoral procedure for election of women’s representatives at the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society
  • Federal law: 12/2001 Gleichstellungdurchsetzungsgesetz (DGleiG) (Equality Implementation Act)
  • 10/1994: Amendment of Article 3, Paragraph 2 of Federal Law, Clause 2: “Men and women shall have equal rights. The State shall promote the actual implementation of equality of women and men and shall act to eradicate existing disadvantages.”

Further laws and commentaries:
(see right-hand column)

  • In 2009 further important legal amendments or reforms came into force that are of relevance to policies relating to women. The appropriate information is presented on the website of the women’s representatives in Rheinland Pfalz.
  • Expansion of nursery care should be further accelerated. The Federal Government and state and local authorities are in agreement on this. The Kinderförderungsgesetz (KiföG) (Furtherance of Children Act), which came into force on 16 December 2008, is an important step in this direction.
  • Bavaria: Equality Act
  • Berlin: State Equality Act
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: entry in the law and ordinance gazette
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