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Tag Archives: Gender Equality

EU Women’s empowerment policy: In money we trust?

8 March 2017 | by

Gender equality intruded EU jargon in the past years.  Inequality between men and women started to be perceived as a form of discrimination touching many aspects of our lives (work, social position, relationships, education, politics, media, etc.), so gender mainstreaming infiltrated in many EU policies. For instance, the “Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-19” was […]

Gender Equality: still a priority for the EU?

29 April 2016 | by

Gender equality has been within the core values of the European Union from the beginning of the European project, since article 119 of the Treaties of Rome (1957) introduced the principle of equal pay for men and women. Nowadays, it is still part of the Treaties: articles 2 and 3 of the TEU explicitly mention […]

Once a burden, always a burden: how women cope with always entering the race with “race card two”?

21 November 2014 | by

At the Journalist Thematic Network Meeting in Rome, experts of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) proved with data that discrimination accompanies the lives of women from early childhood through to their senior years. This year it is 20 years ago since the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) was adopted at the 4th UN […]

Women’s better access to various forms of employment is both opportunity and stimulus for economic growth

4 July 2014 | by

A stronger focus on supporting women in accessing the labour market can contribute significantly to the Europe 2020 agenda according to a new report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). At the same time, the Institute warns against mixing ‘bogus’ self‐employment with real full‐time jobs.

The Estrella Report: only a woman has the right to decide

20 December 2013 | by

On the 10th December 2013, the European Parliament rejected a Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (the Estrella Report), and voted for a rival conservative resolution. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR) is one of the most divisive topics in our society. It has been fascinating to see that the European Parliament […]