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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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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Press Release
02.11.2015 - 10:06

Equal Pay Day: gender pay gap must end

“The European Equal Pay Day is above all a day to remind us about the efforts and initiatives that should be implemented to achieve complete equality between men and women”, declared...
gender equal opportunity or representation
Press Release
08.06.2015 - 17:26

Equality: EPP Group united and mobilised

"The promotion of equality between men and women has always been at the heart of the EPP Group's priorities and we are proud to speak with one voice to defend our values", said Ildik...
Child marriage
Press Release
27.05.2015 - 18:36

EPP Group calls for action to stop child marriages

"Too many girls in the world are being robbed of their childhood. Childhood marriage is not only a violation of children's rights but also constitutes violence against women. The time has...
Families free from FGM/C
News
12.05.2015 - 16:41

Women and the media

The Committee on Women's Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM PA) adopted a Recommendation on 'Women and the Media' on Monday in Lisbon. Therese...
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Press Release
09.03.2015 - 18:59

Gender equality: EU and Member States must act

"We need to move faster in terms of gender equality. For the rights of women, but also because of their potential for the EU as a whole," said Mariya Gabriel, on the day of a debate on the...
Mature Businesswoman
Press Release
05.03.2015 - 12:20

Gender equality at the heart of the EPP Group's agenda

"Education, qualifications and the acquisition of skills are essential to the empowerment of women at a social and professional level", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in...

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