In 2014 and 2015, visited Minister Jet Bussemaker regions Roermond, Eindhoven, Zwolle, Rotterdam, Groningen and Almere to agree on a better financial position of women. And to raise awareness of the importance of financial independence of women. This is necessary, as approximately half of the women in the Netherlands are not financially independent. They deserve namely less than 70% of the net minimum wage.
Through FORCE on Tour women are encouraged to discover their talents, exploit and capitalize on them. Because that means they are more independent, more choice and have a stronger position in society.
Meanwhile, many women were inspired to get started. These women have caught opportunities, put steps and shared their stories and thus inspired others. Many employers, educational institutions and other organizations have concrete opportunities made possible and continue with it.
POWER on Tour 2016
POWER on Tour continues this year! Both the regional meetings and the associated concrete regional agreements with employers and educational institutions. The Ministry of Education has therefore co-financing available to municipalities. In the "Calendar" on this page for more information about where and when the next meeting is.
Did you know…
About half of the Dutch women financially can stand on their own feet? They earn less than 70% of the net minimum wage.