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What is Germany’s new boardroom quota for women? Can it be viewed as the next step in narrowing the gap of sexual inequality in the country? Explain.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. What is Germany’s new boardroom quota for women? Can it be viewed as the next step in narrowing the gap of sexual inequality in the country? Explain. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

Germany’s coalition government has agreed to a mandatory quota for women on the boards of listed companies in what’s being hailed as a landmark moment for Europe’s biggest economy.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the significance of Germany’s new boardroom quota for women and explain in what way it can be viewed as the next step in narrowing the gap of sexual inequality in the country.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Brief about the recent move made by the government of Germany. Germany is planning to impose a mandatory quota for the number of women working in senior management positions in the country’s listed firms.

Body:

First explain the plan mooted by the government of Germany.

 Since 2015, Germany, which is Europe’s biggest economy, has had a voluntary quota of 30 per cent for women on supervisory boards.

Present statistics across the world and also have a Indian dimension and discuss the need to adopt such a move in our country too.

Discuss how this helps improve the proportion of senior executive positions held by women.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of such a move.