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In January 2021, Canada introduced a new Mandatory Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Training for Defence Team Public Servants.
The training has two targeted strands, either for employees or for supervisors and managers. The aim is to educate the Defence Team on prevention of work-place harassment and violence to create and on ensuring a safe and respectful work environment.
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On 17 December 2020, Denmark strengthened its rape laws, outlawing sex without explicit consent. The new law expands the circumstances which can constitute rape. Under the old legislation, it was necessary to prove perpetrators had used force. Now, it must be clear that both parties have consented to sex. The new law entered into force on the 1st January 2021.
TDenmark and other seven member states of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) co-sponsored a “High-Level Dialogue on women’s economic empowerment amid the Covid-19 Pandemic event”, taking place in October 2020 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The event welcomed policy-makers, academics and experts who discussed regional and international cooperation on women’s empowerment and inclusive post-pandemic recovery.
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On the 26th January 2021, Estonia claimed a significant first for gender equality. As Kaja Kallas became the first woman Prime Minister of Estonia, she joined President Kersti Kaljulaid in the leadership positions of the state. This makes Estonia the first country in the world to have both a woman Prime Minister and President at the same time.
Prime Minister Kallas, the first woman to hold this position since the independence of Estonia in 1991, also stressed gender equality in forming her coalition Cabinet. Several women were appointed to key positions, including Ministers of Finance and Foreing Affairs.
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In January 2021, a new animated series called 'Nice, not nice' was launched to challenge early development of gender stereotypes in children aged 4 to 6 years. The minute-long episodes are disseminated through multiple TV channels.
The series was created in cooperation with civil society engaged in pre-school education and upbringing. However, the series is aimed at wider audiences and pedagogical tools were developed for discussions with students up to the age of 12.
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In February 2021, the Luxembourgish Government presented the first award for outstanding initiatives promoting gender equality in Luxembourg’s communes.
The inaugural prize was presented to an initiative which collects gender equality data across three communes to establish an informed basis for new policies.
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In January 2021, Spanish government introduces its 2021-2024 Foreign Action Strategy, which includes feminist foreing policy and humanitarian diplomacy. Spain wishes to lead by example by including gender perspective in all areas of foreing action.
The draft Strategy has been presented to the Parliament for approval. If accepted, the 100-page document will represent the core position of the government on foreing relations.
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