Women's Rights and Gender Equality

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“The position on the Work-Life Balance Directive adopted today is strong and balanced. I am confident that this forms a solid basis for...

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justice

Member States are not doing enough to protect victims of terrorism and other serious crimes, including domestic abuse, despite existing EU law having...

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“We have taken the first step towards a better balance between work and private life for all working parents and their families. Gender...

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"The time has come to move from words to action! Too many women and girls are still being harassed, abused and raped in Europe in public places...

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The Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality is responsible for the definition, promotion and protection of women's rights in the EU and beyond, and for an equal opportunities policy, including equality between men and women with regard to labour market opportunities and treatment at work. It aims for the removal of all forms of discrimination based on sex.

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Europe, concept of security
Press Release
26.04.2017 - 11:11

Social market economy in the heart of Europe

“Enjoying equal access to the job market with fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection should be within reach of all Europeans citizens. The Social Pillar...
Women saying "Stop"
News
13.12.2016 - 08:53

Promoting women's rights within the Eastern Partnership

The success of the Eastern Partnership also depends on greater equality between men and women Everywhere in the world, whether in public or private spaces, women and girls are victims of abuse and...
Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence
Press Release
23.11.2016 - 15:41

Violence against women: the EU must not sit on its hands

“Violence against women is not a private issue. It is a serious crime and continues to be a huge problem in Europe. Too often, violence against women is tolerated and it is our responsibility...
Business people
Press Release
08.03.2016 - 09:35

Women’s Day: the EPP Group defends women's rights

“Fighting against the glass ceiling preventing women from evolving in their career, fighting to eradicate the gender gap (which is still at 16.4%), encouraging female entrepreneurship......
Mature Businesswoman
News
18.01.2016 - 17:45

Breaking down barriers to female entrepreneurship

Since the signature of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU has put entrepreneurship at the top of the political agenda, particularly with a view to getting economic growth back on track by creating new jobs...
Businesswoman Rejecting Advance
Press Release
25.11.2015 - 10:02

Violence against women: strong punishment for attackers

“One in three women in the world has been subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. These frightening figures also affect the EU, where 22% of women have experienced such...

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