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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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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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Women’s rights in #Poland spark European debate

Women’s rights in #Poland spark European debate

Attempts to make Poland’s stringent sexual and reproductive health laws still more restrictive sparked a heated debate in the Parliament on Wednesday (5 October). MEPs focused on a national bill to ban all abortions, but the European Parliament’s legal right to debate the topic was also hotly contested. The debate began with a statement by […]

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#WomensRights: Female poverty is the result of a lifetime of discrimination

#WomensRights: Female poverty is the result of a lifetime of discrimination

Poverty has increased in Europe since the economic crisis, with women more likely to live in poverty than men. Parliament’s women’s rights committee votes on Tuesday 19 April on a report examining how their situation could be improved. We talked to report author Maria Arena, a Belgian member of the S&D group, about the root […]

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#WomensRights: International Women’s Day intended to provide support for women refugees

#WomensRights: International Women’s Day intended to provide support for women refugees

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the number of refugees in Europe continues to climb, Parliament wants to draw the attention to those who are among the most vulnerable: women and girls. This is why for this year’s International Women’s Day, which is held every year on 8 March, it has selected as its theme women refugees. On Wednesday and […]

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#GenderEquality Women’s rights: MEPs urge Commission to table a new gender equality strategy

#GenderEquality Women’s rights: MEPs urge Commission to table a new gender equality strategy

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission must table a communication on a new strategy for gender equality and women’s rights 2016-2020 as soon as possible and deliver on its political commitments, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. The communication should address gender equality issues which is in line with the international agenda, they add. The resolution […]

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Work harder for gender equality, say MEPs

Work harder for gender equality, say MEPs

Policies must change to achieve equality between women and men, says Parliament in a non-legislative resolution passed by 441 votes to 205 with 52 abstentions on Tuesday (10 March). Despite progress on some gender inequality issues, much remains to be done to reduce pay gaps, remove “glass ceilings” on women’s careers, remedy their lack of […]

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