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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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Commissioner Jourová in Paris for G7 ministerial meeting on #GenderEquality

Commissioner Jourová in Paris for G7 ministerial meeting on #GenderEquality

| May 10, 2019

Today (10 May), Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová (pictured), will be in Paris to participate in the G7 ministerial meeting, ‘Making Gender Equality a Global Cause’. “Since the beginning of its mandate, the Juncker Commission has acted on all fronts to improve the lives of women in Europe, the fight against violence […]

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#InternationalWomensMonth highlights increased momentum

#InternationalWomensMonth highlights increased momentum

| March 30, 2019

This month, there is cause for celebration when considering how far women have come around the world in terms of leadership roles. Women have soundly proven that they are equally successful in positions of power as their male counterparts, whether it be in business or politics. It is critical in 2019 to hold the course […]

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#Eurocities – Round table with EU mayors: Ensuring gender equality in our cities

#Eurocities – Round table with EU mayors: Ensuring gender equality in our cities

| March 6, 2019

Ahead of the International Women’s Day, on 7 March Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu is hosting a round table on gender equality in cities. Women only account for 15% of all EU mayors today. Enabling women to take public office positions can challenge the structural power dynamics that perpetuate gender inequality and can ultimately improve […]

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#InternationalWomen’sDay2019 – Women’s power in politics

#InternationalWomen’sDay2019 – Women’s power in politics

| March 6, 2019

For this year’s International Women’s Day the European Parliament is highlighting the importance of women’s participation in politics. The Parliament is organizing a series of events highlighting the importance of women taking part in politics. This is particularly important in view of the European elections taking place in May. Events in the Parliament On 7 […]

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