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Fathers [What Europe does for you]

When fathers take leave to look after their children, the whole family benefits. Research shows there is a link between the amount of days’ leave fathers take and their satisfaction with their relationship with their child. Continue reading

Mothers [What Europe does for you]

Despite progress on gender equality, mothers are generally still the primary carers in the family. If they have young children, they are more likely to be unemployed than women without children, while the opposite is true for men. Continue reading

Equality and the Fight against Racism and Xenophobia: Cost of Non-Europe Report

Equality is one of the fundamental values on which the European Union is founded. It is reflected in the Treaties and the Charter, as well as in EU secondary legislation. Nevertheless, one in five people within the EU have experienced discrimination in the last 12 months. Continue reading

Spotlight on gender equality in the media and digital sectors

When we turn on our radio or TV, open our newspaper, or power up our smartphone to surf online, what – and who – do we see? Do the images, narratives and messages fully represent us and convey our voices? Behind the scenes, how are we represented among the people who shape this media content? And why does this matter? Continue reading

Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors

As the ‘digital revolution’ expands into more areas of our lives, from the way we work, to how we consume, look after our health, learn and take part in politics, it is increasingly clear that this is not just a purely technical – or economic – process, but also a social one, and one which is not gender-neutral. Continue reading

Empowering Women requires Women in Power

Written by Rosamund Shreeves, As the British historian, Mary Beard, highlighted this week, although women now sit alongside men in parliaments and government, powerful women – and the association of women with power – continue to elicit strong, negative reactions. For a telling illustration, Beard cites the use of Greek mythological imagery to depict the … Continue reading

Gender equality: EU challenges and policies [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, Equality between women and men is one of the European Union’s founding values. Under the “Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019” policy plan, the EU seeks to increase female labour-market participation, reduce the gender pay gap, promote equality between women and men in decision-making, fight gender-based violence, and promote gender equality … Continue reading

Work-life balance in the EU

Written by Ulla Jurviste and Rosamund Shreeves, Finding a suitable balance between work and daily life is a challenge that all workers face. Families are particularly affected. The ability to successfully combine work, family commitments and personal life is important for the well-being of all members in a household. The EU recognises the importance of reconciliation … Continue reading

International Women’s Day: Highlighting the interconnections between global and local

Written by Rosamund Shreeves, From its roots in early 20th century women’s activism, International Women’s Day – 8th March – has become a time for celebrating women’s achievements and a time to measure and commit to parity, both globally and in our own European region, countries and communities. The interconnections between the global and the … Continue reading

Arbitrary detention of women and children for immigration-related purposes

Written by Joanna Apap, Graphics by Christian Dietrich, An unprecedented mass movement of asylum-seekers and migrants of all ages started in 2014, and has continued throughout 2015 and into 2016. Fleeing armed conflicts, mass killings, persecution and pervasive sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), these persons seek protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention, its subsequent Protocol … Continue reading

Women and domestic work in the EU

Written by Ulla Jurviste and Irene Penas Dendariena, Domestic work , as defined in the ILO Convention (2011), is work performed in or for a household or households;  domestic worker – a person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship. A person who performs domestic work only occasionally or sporadically and not on an occupational basis … Continue reading

Trends in female employment

Written by Monika Kiss Statistics and research results show that over the past decade, despite the economic and financial downturn, the EU’s labour market has witnessed an increase in women’s employment rates. Women’s employment seems to be more resilient to the economic crisis then men’s. This is partly due to long-term developments and institutional framework … Continue reading

Development financing and gender equality – a virtuous circle

Written by Rosamund Shreeves Read more: Gender-responsive budgeting: Innovative approaches to budgeting, June 2015 Evaluation of the Beijing Platform for Action +20 and the Opportunities for Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, March 2015 The European Year for Development: Women and Girls, February 2015 European Development Fund: Joint … Continue reading

Women in science and research

Written by Ulla Jurviste and Anna Stull In 1999, the European Commission issued the communication “Women and Science: mobilising women to enrich European research” , which aims to promote equal opportunities in research activities in the EU. This was the first step towards a gender equality policy in the field. Since then, progress has been and is … Continue reading

Equality for all – March plenary session

Written by Clare Ferguson International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March so naturally, progress on equality between women and men in the EU comes first on Parliament’s agenda for the next plenary session, taking place in Strasbourg from 9 to 12 March. Parliament has always taken a proactive stance on advancing gender equality, even before setting up … Continue reading

Education and training of women

Written by Ulla Jurviste Education and training are crucial for economic growth and social advancement, the key objective being alignment of skills with labour market needs. On a personal level, men’s and women’s education builds a basis to get a profession, find a job, earn a living and thus acquire economic independence. In its Europe … Continue reading

Advancing gender equality in the EU

Written by Rosamund Shreeves International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to take stock of progress towards gender equality, and 2015 is a pivotal year in this regard. At global level, it marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, which set ambitious targets … 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

Implementation of the Employment Equality Directive

Written by Martina Prpic 6 language versions available in PDF format Umsetzung der Richtlinie über die Gleichbehandlung in Beschäftigung und Beruf Aplicación de la Directiva relativa a la igualdad de trato en el empleo Mise en œuvre de la directive sur l’égalité en matière d’emploi Attuazione della direttiva sulla parità in materia di occupazione Wdrażanie dyrektywy … Continue reading

Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Written by Marta Latek For more than two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in particular its eastern regions, has faced a chronic and complex humanitarian crisis. Fuelled by ethnic resentment, impunity due to state fragility, and the profits from robbery and illegal exploitation of natural resources, armed groups proliferate, committing human-rights abuses … Continue reading

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