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#EUAuditors to examine #GenderMainstreaming in #EUBudget

#EUAuditors to examine #GenderMainstreaming in #EUBudget

| February 13, 2020

Gender mainstreaming is the practice of systematically considering gender when preparing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies and activities. The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit to assess whether the Commission has used gender mainstreaming in the EU budget to promote equality. Gender equality is one of the fundamental values enshrined in the […]

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Joint statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for #FemaleGenitalMutilation

Joint statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for #FemaleGenitalMutilation

| February 6, 2020

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation today (6 February), High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Josep Borrell, Values and Transparency Vice President Věra Jourová, Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli and International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen reaffirmed the European Union’s strong commitment to […]

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Commission encourages member states to ratify International Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Commission encourages member states to ratify International Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

| January 23, 2020

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Decision allowing member states to take forward the process of ratifying at national level the Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. The Convention, adopted during the International Labour Organization (ILO) Centenary in June 2019, is the first international […]

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Understanding the #GenderPayGap – Definition and causes

Understanding the #GenderPayGap – Definition and causes

| January 14, 2020

©Shutterstock.com/Delpixel  Working women in the EU earn on average 16% less per hour than men. Find out how this gender pay gap is calculated and the reasons behind it. Although the equal pay for equal work principle was already introduced in the Treaty of Rome in 1957, the so-called gender pay gap stubbornly persists with only […]

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#IstanbulConvention – All member states must ratify it without delay, say MEPs

#IstanbulConvention – All member states must ratify it without delay, say MEPs

| November 29, 2019

To end violence against women, MEPs call on the EU to accede to and all member states to ratify the Istanbul Convention. The non-legislative resolution, adopted by 500 votes in favour, 91 against and 50 abstentions on Thursday (28 November), calls on the Council to urgently conclude the EU ratification of the ‘Convention on preventing […]

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#OrangeTheWorld – Parliament stands against rape

#OrangeTheWorld – Parliament stands against rape

| November 26, 2019

Parliament lit up in orange to support the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  The European Parliament marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November by lighting its building in orange. This year’s Orange the World initiative focuses on the issue of rape. One in 20 women in […]

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Women in the #EuropeanParliament

Women in the #EuropeanParliament

| September 13, 2019

Women should play a prominent role in politics, but how do they fare at the European Parliament? Find out in these infographics. Proportion of women and men in the Parliament  While the European Parliament stands for gender equality, women continue to be under-represented in politics and public life at local, national and European level, as shown […]

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