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.


gender equal opportunity or representation
11.02.2014 - 11:15

Gender equality

Equality between men and women is a fundamental principle of the European Union, but we still need to make it a reality. The EPP Group firmly believes that the role of women in society is crucial for...
Participants from the Roma Education Fund in Bucharest, Romania
Press Release
10.12.2013 - 12:02

The situation of Roma women calls for concrete actions

“Regardless of the fact that Roma women – approximately 6-8 million people - are Europe's most vulnerable group the gender aspect was either missing or addressed in an incidental and...
Press Release
20.11.2013 - 13:15

Malala Yousafzai - changing the world through education

“Today, the European Parliament received a lesson in courage, strong determination and generous humanity from Malala Yousafzai, a girl who I strongly believe will change the world. Malala gave...
Press Release
20.11.2013 - 12:04

Gender equality on company boards

"Today, the European Parliament adopted a consistent and pragmatic Resolution by a large majority, in line with the values defended by the EPP Group, on equal representation of men and women on...
15.10.2013 - 11:45

Gender Balance on Company Boards

"The vote on the joint Report by the Committees on Women's Rights and Gender Quality and on Legal Affairs is a strong call for EU legislation to promote women's participation on the...
Malala Yousafzai
Press Release
10.10.2013 - 11:22

Malala Yousafzai, 2013 Sakharov Prize winner

The European Parliament's Conference of Presidents decided to award this year's Sakharov prize to Malala Yousafzai, who fought for the right of education and freedom for women in Pakistan...



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