Women's Rights and Gender Equality

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Viviane Reding MEP
News
22.07.2014 - 17:30

Making gender equality a reality: my pledge for this term

I dedicated my past fifteen years in the European Commission to the respect of fundamental rights. Given the persisting level of discrimination on the basis of gender, the promotion of equality...
Regina Bastos MEP
News
11.04.2014 - 09:00

Improving the social situation of children, youth and women

I was the last child among 4 boys and 4 girls. The influence of my parents and siblings during my childhood was very important in shaping my personality. There was a constant confrontation of ideas...
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Press Release
11.03.2014 - 17:07

The Left is hijacking gender equality for ideological goals

The European Parliament today rejected the EPP Group's Resolution on equality between men and women in the EU in 2012. MEPs also voted against the draft Resolution tabled by the Left. Anne...
Businesswoman Rejecting Advance
Press Release
06.03.2014 - 12:57

International Women's Day 2014

"International Women's Day is above all a day to remind us about the efforts and initiatives that should be taken every day to achieve gender equality", declared Joseph Daul MEP,...
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Press Release
27.02.2014 - 10:15

Equal pay day 2014

"The progress in closing the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) has been very slow over the last decades and still stands at an average of 16.4% across the EU. Women still work 59 days more than men in the EU...
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26.02.2014 - 12:30

A safer society: fighting organised crime and terrorism

Police cooperation to better prevent crime Organised crime is a threat to European citizens, businesses, state institutions as well as the economy as a whole. Criminals operate easily across...

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