Hungary’s family and women’s policy measures are considered exemplary and worthy of following abroad, Attila Beneda, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, told M1 news channel.
“At the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, we had the opportunity to see that while here in the European Union, in the Western world in general, there is a kind of crisis of values, in the UN, which means 193 countries, there is a kind of sobriety with which they view the Hungarian government’s family policy,” he explained.
Attila Beneda said that the government is building a family-friendly country, in which the family is the building block of the nation:
…stronger family, stronger nation”.
The position of women, i.e. the dual role of women, is a very important element of this, he added. “On the one hand, they can do something for the family and the nation by having children, and on the other hand, they can participate in the labor market, and last but not least, the ‘invisible work’ of doing the housework when they come home from work,” he explained. “This is why a very special set of opportunities for women needs to be extended to ensure that those who have children do not find themselves in a difficult financial situation,” Beneda maintained.
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