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
13.03.2012 - 17:00

Europe needs more gender equality in decision-making.

"I am delighted that the European Parliament has supported the Report today", said Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Rapporteur of the Report Women in Political Decision-Making for the Women'...
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Press Release
08.03.2012 - 16:30

International Women's Day: equal pay for work of equal value

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and Mariya Nedelcheva MEP, EPP Group Coordinator in the Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)...
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Press Release
02.03.2012 - 16:30

European Equal Pay Day: a lot more still needs to be done

Edit Bauer MEP and European Parliament Rapporteur on the "Application of the principle of equal pay for male and female workers for equal work or work of equal value" in the Women's...
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Press Release
25.01.2012 - 15:45

Women: more women needed to fill top posts.

"It is important to note that women's representation in political decision-making has not been increased in recent years, but has developed disappointingly. We need both binding and...

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