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A parking space for women? Sense or nonsense?

Nonsense, says 40% from research. But a woman-friendly parking lot is not so nonsensical, according to practice. Not because women cannot park, but because they feel safer.

Women's parking lot is discrimination

But is such a shameless distinction between men and women actually allowed in the Netherlands? How legal is a women's parking lot? The Institute for Human Rights has expressed its views on such a parking space at the new headquarters of Capgemini. Although these were only temporary parking spaces, making direct discrimination based on gender is prohibited by law. "Exceptions can be made, but they have to be well substantiated." Moreover, the judgment of the College voor de human rights is not binding.