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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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...
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...

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