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#ViolenceAgainstWomen – Parliament buildings lit up in orange to raise awareness

#ViolenceAgainstWomen – Parliament buildings lit up in orange to raise awareness

| November 28, 2018

Orange the World: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   The European Parliament buildings in Brussels lit up in orange on 25 November to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Every year the European Parliament takes part in the global initiative Orange The World to raise awareness and […]

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A Europe of equals: European Commission stands up for #Women’sRights in turbulent times

A Europe of equals: European Commission stands up for #Women’sRights in turbulent times

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 20 November, the European Commission began a major event on ‘Women’s rights in turbulent times’, the topical theme chosen for this year’s annual Fundamental Rights Colloquium. A new Eurobarometer survey also published today emphasizes that gender equality is still not achieved in member states. The Commission is announcing concrete action to put an end […]

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#ChildMarriages: MEPs discuss how to put an end to this scourge

#ChildMarriages: MEPs discuss how to put an end to this scourge

One in every three girls in developing countries is married before turning 18, and one in nine before 15. Child marriages limit future prospects as children are usually forced to drop out of school. Girls also face dangerous complications from pregnancy and childbirth, the leading causes of death among adolescent girls in developing countries. They […]

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Debate on US ‘global gag’ anti-#abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

Debate on US ‘global gag’ anti-#abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

MEPs will debate US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag” rule, which obliges US-funded foreign NGOs to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion, with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides on Tuesday (14 March) at 15.00.  The “Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy” an executive order banning international NGOs that […]

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President #Tajani promises ‘commensurate penalty’ for MEP’s insults to women

President #Tajani promises ‘commensurate penalty’ for MEP’s insults to women

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (NA) will receive a “commensurate penalty” for his unacceptable remarks about the gender pay gap, as soon as an investigation into them has been completed, promised President Tajani at the opening the March plenary session. This language, which “offended every woman in this house” will not be tolerated, he insisted, to […]

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FEANTSA calls attention to women’s #homelessness on #InternationalWomensDay 

FEANTSA calls attention to women’s #homelessness on #InternationalWomensDay 

Women’s homelessness is on the rise in multiple European countries with particularly striking increases in France, where there has been a 22% rise in women requesting emergency accommodation, and Ireland, where there was a 28% rise in women accessing homeless services between January 2016 and January 2017. Research suggests that in the case of women, […]

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Abolishing #prostitution using the ‘Nordic Model’

Abolishing #prostitution using the ‘Nordic Model’

The ‘Nordic Model’ for prostitution criminalises the buyers of sex rather than the women. Sweden has been using this model for over 15 years and succeeded in increasing the safety of the women involved. Between 1999 and 2007, street prostitution was reduced by 50% and overall prostitution levels remained constant (while they increased in neighbouring […]

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