Objective pertaining to gender equality that requires the introduction of family and parental leave schemes, child and elderly care arrangements, and the development of a working environment which facilitates the combination of work, family and private life for women and men. 

See also: work–family balance; work–life balance

Additional notes and information

Reconciliation of family/private life with work is viewed as a natural corollary to gender equality and a means for achieving gender equality not only in law but also in everyday life.


(1) European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men; (2) European Commission (2014). EU Gender Equality Law: Update 2013. European Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality