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International Women's Day 2022: Ambitious future for Europe's women after COVID-19 




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Teleworking, gender equality, mental health and unpaid care work are the focus of events around International Women’s Day on 8 March, Society.

With the world emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on life at work and home feature high on the agenda. They will be the subject of an inter-parliamentary meeting on 3 March called An ambitious future for Europe's women after COVID-19: mental load, gender equality in teleworking and unpaid care work after the pandemic.

The meeting is organised by Parliament's women's rights committee  together with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments. The event will be opened by Parliament President Roberta Metsola; Élisabeth Moreno, Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities in France;  and Věra Jourová, vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Values and Transparency. Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will give the keynote speech.

Find out more about the event.

The meeting, hosted by Robert Biedroń, chair of the women's rights committee, will take place via videoconference on Thursday 3 March from 9.00 to 12.00 CET and will be live streamed.

Other events

MEPs will mark International Women’s Day during the plenary session in Strasbourg on 8 March.


Today (28 February), the women's rights committee and economic affairs committee will hold a debate on women in economics and finance. Watch it live from 16h45 CET.

A media seminar in Strasbourg on 7 March will look at the role of the European Parliament and the EU in improving gender equality. It will be streamed.

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