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Portugal: Rome G7 Conference article, UNFPA contribution, gender quotas, assisted reproduction

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LISBON, June 26 - Coordinator of the Portuguese APPG, Hon. Maria Antónia Almeida Santos, MP, published an opinion article about her experiences at the G7 Rome Parliamentarians conference. Read the article here (in Portuguese)

On 23 June, the Portuguese APPG presented a proposal for a parliamentary resolution focusing on SRHR and the Portuguese contribution to UNFPA. The proposal will now be presented to the Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs before going to the plenary for a vote. 

Also on 23 June, the Parliament approved a specific law about gender balance and quotes. The boards and leadership of private sector companies will now have to be made up of 33% women. Legislation related to the public sector is expected to follow.   

On 21 June changes were made to the law of medically assisted reproduction.

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