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gender balance

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Women in parliaments

The Infographic “Women in parliaments” provides information on the proportion of women in national parliaments, compares representation of women in national parliaments with their numbers in the European Parliament and shows the number of women in the EP by political group. Continue reading

Women and education in the EU

Written by Ulla Jurviste, Martina Prpic, Eulalia Claros Gender equality in education is guaranteed by law in EU Member States, so the issues are far more complex than simply that of gaining access to education for girls, as remains the problem in many developing countries. Yet despite the legal equality in the EU, inequalities persist … Continue reading

The road to gender equality: achievements and challenges

Written by Rosamund Shreeves, With its roots in early 20th century women’s activism and subsequent take-up by the United Nations, International Women’s Day is a moment for putting the spotlight on women’s achievements and taking stock of progress towards gender equality. From this perspective, 2015 is a pivotal year. At a global level, it marks … Continue reading

European Parliament: Facts and Figures

Written by Giulio Sabbati, Updated on 5 April 2019 This Briefing, published by the European Parliamentary Research Service, is designed to provide key facts and figures about the European Parliament, both in the 2014 to 2019 parliamentary term now drawing to a close -and in the seven previous terms since direct elections were introduced in … Continue reading

50/50 formula – gender balance

Equality between women and men is one of the European Union’s main values and reaches back to 1957 when the principle of equal pay for equal work became part of the Treaty of Rome. The European Union’s efforts in fostering gender balance have helped to change the lives of many Europeans for the better. Although … Continue reading

Female Political Representation – the use of Electoral Gender Quotas

Written by Irene Hennigan In almost 100 countries throughout the world, parties and parliaments have responded to growing national and international pressure to increase women’s political representation by introducing electoral gender quotas. Those in favour of gender quotas believe it is an effective tool for ‘fast tracking’ the achievement of gender balance in political institutions, … Continue reading

Women in politics, business and public administration in the EU

The EU-28 average share of women occupying ministerial positions in national politics reached 25% in 2013, increasing from 19% in 2005. Furthermore in 2013, women represent 32% of the College in the European Commission. For most countries, women’s presence in the European Parliament is higher than in national assemblies. The EU-28 share of female members … Continue reading

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