Reclaiming a Feminist Vision: The Reconciliation of Paid Work and Family Life in European Union Law and Policy

7 Colum. J. Eur. L. 241 (2001)

Clare McGlynn. Reader in Law, Department of Law, University of Durham, UK.

“The beginning of the twenty-first century is a symbolic moment to give shape to the new social contract on gender, in which de facto equality of men and women in the public and private domains will be socially accepted as a condition for democracy, a prerequisite for citizenship and a guarantee of individual autonomy and freedom, and will be reflected in all European Union policies… Both men and women, without discrimination on the grounds of sex, have a right to reconcile family and working life.”