Women's Rights and Gender Equality


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...

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...



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.


Group of multi-ethnic kids jumping together
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...
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'...



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