Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence

"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...

Womens day

"The gender pension gap between men and women is up to almost 40% in Europe. It is obvious that something isn’t right! Dealing with this...

Businesswoman Rejecting Advance

“One in three women in the world has been subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. These frightening figures also affect the...

gender equal opportunity or representation

"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...



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.


Families free from FGM/C
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...
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...
Families free from FGM/C
Press Release
10.02.2015 - 16:57

Genital mutilation: concrete timetable for action needed

"Every year around the world, 3 million girls and children are victims of genital mutilation carried out in the name of so-called cultural or religious reasons. In Europe, around 500,000 are...
Businesswoman Rejecting Advance
Press Release
25.11.2014 - 15:55

More needs to be done to fight violence against women

"Everywhere in the world, women and girls are the first victims of violence: they are targeted, discriminated against, used, and are objects of abuse of all kinds. This situation is intolerable...
Hearings of the candidates for the new Juncker European Commission
Press Release
01.10.2014 - 17:23

Jourová must ensure legal framework to boost the economy

“Věra Jourová, the Czech Commissioner-Designate for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, gave the impression that despite her lack of experience in the given field, she is committed...



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