Manifesto on discrimination and harassment due to
On the occasion of the day against violence against
women, The Women of the World Platform condemns all forms of violence,
especially the ones produced within the home, a privileged place for full
We affirm that there is also another type of violence,
an invisible one that, however, affects a large social majority: a violence
- Women are not discriminated today in Western
countries for being a woman but for being, or intend to be, a mother.
- Motherhood – and family for instance – is undervalued in the labour market, it gives its back to the everyday reality of workers.
This leads to personal frustration, depression and a very serious drop in birth
-Motherhood enhances the development of human abilities that can
be considered as a plus in personal development and in the professional career
performance, beyond the temporary damage that may result from a maternity
- A high rate of women has suffered some kind of harassment or
discrimination at the workplace due to motherhood.
- The exclusive dedication to the family is also a cause
of discrimination against women due to motherhood, as they are condemned to
social death and their priceless contribution as a social engine is
The legislative recognition of maternal harassment as a specific figure
of labour discrimination against women because of their maternity
Taking the necessary measures to prevent discrimination at the workplace
due to maternity and favouring the recognition of the family as a social,
personal and professional benefit.
The creation of a registry of persons with exclusive dedication to the
family that grants computable credits for the purpose of retirement and
sick /maternity leave that would also translate into tax benefits for companies
that hire those who have them in order to favour the return to work life.