Women in the CDU demand more participation – Winter: We have to become younger and more feminine
CDU politicians are pressing for greater participation of women in their party. “We basically have to become younger and more female,” demanded board member Wiebke Winter in the newspapers of the Funke media group. “Diversity means that you can make a policy that may appeal to even more people”she pointed out.
Winter criticized that those currently being discussed as a possible successor to Armin Laschet as CDU chairman were all male and from North Rhine-Westphalia. She expressed the hope that “the field will become even more mixed”.
With regard to women, however, Winter admitted: “We cannot bake any candidates at the moment.” It is all the more important to build up women in order to “become structurally better”. The Bremen state chairwoman of the Junge Union rejected a quota. She advocated “political parental leave” to make it easier for young mothers to combine family and political activities. In addition, there must be more mentoring and networking opportunities for women.
Party vice-president Julia Klöckner also admitted that women in the CDU were not visible enough across the board. “There is only one woman among all Union parliamentary group leaders in the federal states, it does not look any better among the party leaders in the federal states. Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung “(NOZ).
The deputy leader of the Union parliamentary group, Gitta Connemann (CDU), called for women to be given due consideration in the reorganization of the party leadership. “We have strong women of all ages. We need them in the leadership of the party,” Connemann also told the “NOZ”. (dpa)