“We will encourage young women who want to stay at home and dedicate their time to their family and children, to do just that, by ensuring that a woman with four children gets enough financial opportunities to not have to go to work, and by ensuring that she will still receive a pension,” the SDS party’s resolution states.
We present to you the SDS party resolution entitled I AM A WOMAN – I KNOW, I CAN, I AM CAPABLE (in Slovenian: ŽENSKA SEM – VEM, ZNAM, ZMOREM), which was adopted by the delegate assembly at the 12th SDS Congress on the 19th of June 2021, without a vote against it. This time, we are focusing on young women. Finally, there is a party in our government that has a serious family policy programme that seeks to enable the social group of young women to both start a family and pursue a career. In its introduction, the resolution reads: “The ageing population and today’s radical changes in our society strongly affect the way of life and work of modern Slovenians, which consequently affects the family and the wider Slovenian society.”
Modern women are characterised by a number of factors: motherhood, a desire for a career, population ageing, globalisation of the world economy, migration, demographic change, rapid digitalisation, and many others. “Therefore, in the context of sustainable development, we will continue to support efforts for equal opportunities between the sexes and focus our efforts on providing equal opportunities for girls and women in education, access to the labour market, careers and family building.” At the time of the covid-19 pandemic, it was the women who bore the greatest burden of society – from caring for the elderly family members to childcare, homeschooling and, last but not least, taking care of their professional development. Many have been excluded from the labour market, which will be reflected in their incomes in the future.
Today, modern young women in a highly civilised society strive for the same opportunities as men. Some of the most important priorities of young women include: promotion of women in entrepreneurship and politics, encouragement in deciding for a family and children, assistance in entering the labour market as soon as possible and a quick solution to the housing problem for young families. The SDS Women’s Committee therefore proposes certain measures that would make it easier for young women to decide to have more children: “We will provide additional funds for the construction of kindergartens and schools, and the family will receive a universal child allowance for each child.”
Young women who want to dedicate themselves to their families will no longer have to go to work after they have their fourth child
“We will offer help in solving the housing problem, tax relief will increase according to the number of children, with each child the principal of the housing loan is reduced by 10 percent.” And the following are measures to ensure equal opportunities for young women: young women who want to stay at home and dedicate their time to their family and children will be encouraged to do just that by ensuring that a woman with four children gets enough financial opportunities to not have to go to work, and by ensuring that she will still receive a pension (compensation for caring for children and the household with paid contributions and taking the length of service into account), and at the same time, we will encourage a higher share of women in managerial positions.