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1.

Certifying State and government institutions and private companies with the 'Gender Equality' seal.

2.

Implementing stronger legislative and policy measures to realize the important objective of 'equal opportunity, equal pay, for equal level jobs'.

3.

Increasing the ratio of women in senior management and leadership roles in the civil service.

4.

Legislating for easier access, hiring incentives, ethical standards, and retention guarantees for women employees in tourism and hospitality.

5.

Launching a special MVR 100 million entrepreneurship scheme for start-up loans for women entrepreneurs.

6.

Providing substantial subsidies and introducing price discounts for space rental in allocating zone from Hulhumale', for women entrepreneurs (for home-based-businesses and SMEs to sell their products and better showcase their services).

7.

Introducing a national scheme titled β€œWomen in Technology” for the advancement of women professionals in technology and digitalization fields, including investment promotion, higher education and training programs, entrepreneurship incentives and improving curriculum of technology education in secondary school.

8.

Establishing mammography and pap smear testing services in every atoll, including improving necessary infrastructure and machinery, and training personnel.

9.

Ensuring access to Aasandha for women requiring early diagnosis and highly-specialized treatment for management of female-specific chronic diseases such as endometriosis and PCOS.

10.

Reforming the existing Family Act to plug all loopholes for circumventing child support, with rigid penalties including lengthy jail sentences and confiscation of assets.

11.

Introducing special funding facilities exclusively for women seeking leasing finance.

12.

Establishing a national center to root-out gender-based violence, and providing timely, extensive support and assistance to victims.

13.

Ironing out all existing disparities in pay and training opportunities and competition exposure between male and female national athletes in all sports.

14.

Launching a women's leadership program to deliver training, raise awareness and build skills to achieve transformational change in the empowerment of women, develop capable women leaders and ensure women's full and effective participation in decision-making processes.

15.

Introducing a general identification and follow-up mechanism for public service needs, to ensure visibility and inclusion of women in the debate about social security and social protection.

16.

Establishing an online platform to facilitate e-marketing for women to enter seafood and fisheries businesses.

17.

Establishing a functional nationwide mechanism for women entrepreneurs to market, buy and sell local agricultural produce.

18.

Recalibrating the existing civil service salary model to incentivize youthful and graduate-standard employees, with the possibility of doubling their current salaries.

19.

Introducing paid leave for women experiencing miscarriages.

20.

Establishing a national maternity and childcare hospital in the Maldives.

21.

Introducing subsidized daycare through existing childcare centers for young children of working mothers.

22.

Establishing specialist maternity waiting homes in every government hospital.

23.

Introducing specialist preventive health and medical care for mature women, including symptoms related to pre-menopause and menopause.

24.

Establishing drug rehabilitation centers in selected hotspots across the country, with separate facilities catering for women.

25.

Expanding 'Exclusive for Maldivians' employment fields, to limit expatriate competition for lucrative jobs and income earning sources for Maldivian youth (including hair and beauty, customer service, housekeeping and front office in resorts, auditing and accounting, marketing, air-conditioning and refrigeration repairs, and taxi driving).

26.

Prioritizing young working families in all future housing schemes, with 3,000 guaranteed two-room apartments.

27.

Prioritizing single parents in all future housing schemes, with 1,000 guaranteed two-room apartments.

28.

Increasing the single parent per child allowance to MVR 3000 per child, up to a maximum of MVR 12,000.

29.

Improving the process of access to housing through the identification of housing needs by removing the recourse to an application process and ending any and all discriminatory practices in housing allocation.

Progressive Party of Maldives17 October 2011

PPM

People's National Congress31 January 2019

PNC

  • PPM

    Progressive Party of Maldives
  • PNC

    People's National Congress