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Citu: Pandemic has led to an increase in violence against women, while their responsibilities have increased

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Florin Cîțu

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in violence against women, while their domestic tasks and responsibilities have increased, Prime Minister Florin Citu said in a message posted on the Government's Facebook page on Saturday.

According to the PM, the pandemic has exacerbated inequalities between women and men in almost all areas, "leading to an increase in violence against women, while their domestic tasks and responsibilities have increased."

"Although the Romanian institutions that manage the most important fields of activity have already taken important steps to include the principle of equal opportunities and treatment between women and men, they are still unequal in terms of their access to management positions. We still have to work on this, but I want you to know that I support equal opportunities between women and men, and I strongly believe that only together can we get through this difficult period well," said Citu.

He thanks the women who were part of the teams involved in managing the pandemic, agerpres.ro confirms.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important the role of women is in this period. Most of the time, they have been at the forefront of the fight against this virus and I thank them for that! Now, more than ever, we need of empathy, solidarity and we must be grateful," Florin Citu also wrote.

May 8 was declared, in 2015, the Day of Equal Opportunities between Women and Men in Romania.

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