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...


Member States are not doing enough to protect victims of terrorism and other serious crimes, including domestic abuse, despite existing EU law having...

Happy family with child and shopping bags in city

“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...



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.


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7.6.2012 - 11:00

Active Ageing: promoting actions

Women over 65 are the among the most vulnerable population group "In Europe - according to Eurostat data - women constitute over 50% of the population. 87 million Europeans are over the age...
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6.6.2012 - 10:15

Sexualisation of girls: let children be children.

Venerating girls who act and dress as adult women contributes to the promotion of a negative phenomenon called sexualisation. Researchers, representatives from production companies, parent...
Ukrainian girl
4.6.2012 - 16:30

Sexualisation of girls: let's not deprive children of their childhood

Sexualisation? Sexualisation refers to current trends in modern culture and media in which sex has become visible in ever broader ways. Numerous studies indicate that more and more advertising...
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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...
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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...



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