Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

Eliminating gender-based discrimination

The committee plays a vital role in defining, promoting, and protecting women's rights in Europe and beyond through relevant equal opportunities policies. This includes advocating for equality between men and women in the labour market and ensuring fair treatment at work by promoting the right 'work-life balance' between professional work and family time, as well as by implementing flexible working arrangements that offer different types of leave or access to care facilities.

In addition, the committee focuses on promoting gender equality across all EU policy sectors, including education, with a special emphasis on STEM, ICT, and the digital sector. It also seeks to enhance women's potential in rural areas, stimulate women's entrepreneurship, and address issues related to women's well-being and health.

The EPP Group is committed to ensuring that every woman has the opportunity to lead an ambitious and fulfilling life. Our priorities focus on women's economic empowerment, including the development of economic independence, digital skills, and entrepreneurship skills. We strive to close the gender pay gap while ensuring women's full participation in the labour market, combat all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic violence, and close the digital gender gap.

Additionally, we advocate for promoting the European care strategy to ensure that everyone has access to high-quality care services.

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