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...



Naisten oikeuksien ja sukupuolten tasa-arvon valiokunnan toimivaltaan kuuluvat naisten oikeuksien määrittely, edistäminen ja suojelu unionissa ja sen ulkopuolella sekä yhtäläisiä mahdollisuuksia edistävä politiikka, myös miesten ja naisten tasa-arvo asioissa, jotka koskevat heidän mahdollisuuksiaan työmarkkinoilla ja kohteluaan työssä. Valiokunnan tavoitteena on kaikenlaisen sukupuoleen perustuvan syrjinnän poistaminen.


Flight attendant serving business people on airplane
4.6.2012 - 16:15

Preventing age-related diseases in women

European Year for Active Ageing On 6 September 2010, the European Commission proposed that 2012 would be designated the European Year for Active Ageing. The initiative aims to help to create job...
24.5.2012 - 15:00

Gender Pay Gap: discrimination of women unacceptable

Today, the European Parliament's plenary adopted the Bauer Report on Gender Pay Gap by an overwhelming majority. This legislative initiative Report calls on the Commission to revise the so-called...
Businesswoman Rejecting Advance
27.3.2012 - 13:15

Turkey: More must be done to protect women against violence

"We notice and appreciate steps aimed at ensuring the respect of human rights taken by Turkish authorities. However, regarding the ongoing accession negotiations, Turkey must take further...
Portrait of businesspeople working in an office
13.3.2012 - 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'...
Athletes celebrating as they cross finish line
8.3.2012 - 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)...
2.3.2012 - 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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