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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 […]

First Gender Equality Index Reveals Gender Equality is Only ‘Half-Reality’ For The EU

28 June 2013 | by

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) launched the first Gender Equality Index for the European Union on 13 June. ’The Index, the fruit of three years of hard work shows differences in outcomes between women and men at the individual level in EU Member States’ said Virginija Langbakk, the Director of EIGE in her opening speech. […]

Are gender quotas good or bad?

30 May 2013 | by

True: It is important to get more women into top corporate positions. The question is whether this should be done by obliging companies to fulfil quotas. Are quotas good or bad? Across Europe, women are strongly under-represented on corporate boards. European Commission statistics show that in January 2012, women occupied on average just 13.7 % […]