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Pensions: a social right for all, says EWL

In a joint Press Release with the European Youth Forum (EYF) and the AGE Platform Europe, the EWL has called on the European Union to increase coordination on all pension schemes and to ensure any reforms include a gender perspective and work towards adequate and sustainable pensions for all.

"Most reforms proposed or introduced recently will lead to greater risk of poverty of women in old age as nothing is done to address the discrimination that women suffer both in employment and retirement.” says Myria Vassiliadou, EWL Secretary General. “Any reform in this field must aim at equality between men and women and should be consistent with women’s lives and working patterns, as career breaks for care reasons, part time work, and precarious work. We can not accept gender pensions gaps!” she concludes.

Read the full Joint Press Release.

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