Decent pensions for women
- Parliamentary Assembly
- Assembly debate on 25 June 2010
(27th Sitting) (see Doc.
12274, report of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for
Women and Men, rapporteur: Mrs Čurdová; and Doc. 12307, opinion of the Social,
Health and Family Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mr Marquet). Text adopted by the Assembly on
25 June 2010 (27th Sitting).
Referring to its Resolution 1752 (2010)
decent pensions for women and to the principle of equality between
women and men in the implementation of social policies, the Parliamentary
Assembly reiterates its commitment to eliminating the inequalities
and discrimination suffered by women in both their private and their working
lives, and welcomes the fact that the Committee of Ministers is
working to this end.
The Assembly asks the Committee of Ministers of the Council
of Europe to instruct its competent committee to:
2.1 compile detailed gender-disaggregated
data on old people’s pensions and income, analyse the problem of
the income gap between elderly women and men and propose appropriate
2.2 assess the positive and negative effects of radical reforms
of pension systems on women’s pensions, such as the conversion of
public pension schemes into systems based on private savings.
3. It calls on the Committee of Ministers to raise awareness
in the member states of issues relating to the viability of national
pension systems and the gap between women’s and men’s pensions,
both at political level and at the level of civil society.