Belgium - International Women’s day: an overview of the legal framework and ideas for action

In 2002, Article 10 of the Belgian constitution was amended to include the explicit confirmation that equality between women and men is ensured. Now, almost 20 years later, it is clear that this equality has still not been fully obtained in many fields of our daily lives.

International Women’s day provides the ideal opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the current legal framework aimed at increasing gender equality. Please see points 1 and 2 in our below newsletter. 

Conscious that the legal framework alone falls short in ensuring gender equality, point 3 of this newsletter suggests some actions companies may take. In addition to the obvious reasons to promote gender equality, companies are increasingly attentive to the topic as more ESG screens are incorporating Board diversity and (gender) Pay Transparency into their analysis.