Women's Rights and Gender Equality

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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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Happy family with child and shopping bags in city
Press Release
11.07.2018 - 15:31

Work-life balance: Parliament prepares for negotiations

“The position on the Work-Life Balance Directive adopted today is strong and balanced. I am confident that this forms a solid basis for entering into negotiations with the Council in September...
justice
Press Release
30.05.2018 - 13:37

Victims of crime lack protection, despite EU law

Member States are not doing enough to protect victims of terrorism and other serious crimes, including domestic abuse, despite existing EU law having obliged them to put common minimum standards in...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city
Press Release
29.05.2018 - 09:12

Better work-life balance for working parents

“We have taken the first step towards a better balance between work and private life for all working parents and their families. Gender equality is a priority for the EPP Group, that is why we...
Businesswoman Rejecting Advance
Press Release
26.10.2017 - 12:26

Zero tolerance for sexual harassment

“Up to 55% of women in the EU have been sexually harassed. This has to stop. Women need to feel safe in any working environment, they need to know that they can come forward with their...
Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence
Press Release
12.09.2017 - 13:11

Zero tolerance for violence against women

"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, at home and now even on social media. It is time...
Womens day
Press Release
14.06.2017 - 13:19

Gender pension gap: something's not right

"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 unacceptable situation, we experience a deep...

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