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Aurore Bergé

France

Minister for Equality between Women & Men & the Fight against Discrimination

Biography

Since her appointment as Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities on January 10th, 2024, Aurore Bergé has assumed the responsibility for combating racism and antisemitism, addressing sexism and sexual violence, protecting LGBT+ rights, as well as advancing women's health, ensuring equal access to healthcare and pay equality. This marks her second term as Minister, following her first mandate as Minister for Solidarity and Families of the government lead by Élisabeth Borne. Within Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party, Aurore Bergé holds a key role as General Delegated Secretary and former party spokesperson. As the first female whip in France, Aurore Bergé has been a vocal advocate for gender equality, female leadership and women’s health, championing causes such as the legalisation of same-sex marriage and improved access to assisted reproductive services. Throughout her time in both parliamentary and ministerial roles, she has actively promoted France’s stance on abortion rights, notably introducing a constitutional bill in October 2022 to enshrine abortion in the French Constitution as an inalienable right.
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