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A resolution was adopted by the European Parliament (EP) in February 2014 that defined prostitution and forced prostitution as a matter of gender equality and recommended that all Member States took action to fight it, especially with the endorsement of the “Nordic model” implemented in Sweden, Iceland, Norway and, since 2016, in France. However, across… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

During the last century, Europe has made huge steps towards gender equality and the improvement of policies regarding women’s rights. Changing societal patterns is a cross-generational matter and cannot take place in a short time span. Nevertheless, Europe is still far away from having achieved equal opportunities for women and men and it will take… » read more

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Today, March 8th, 2018, is International Women’s Day. This year, International Women’s Day is part of an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality, and justice. Sexual harassment, violence, and discrimination against women have been on the front page of the media and have generated a lot of public debate enhanced a strong commitment to… » read more

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March 8, commemorates the struggle for women’s rights. This day is celebrated in many countries around the world. According to the UN, it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labor… » read more

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Guest blog post by Lucy Anns, Europe Advocacy Intern at Christian Solidarity Worldwide. In the wake of the recent terrorist attack in Nice, France is in its third extension of the state of emergency. While some may doubt the effectiveness of this ‘état d’urgence’, there can be no doubt about French defiance in the face… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The European Union is currently debating how to promote the equal participation of women and men in decision-making at all levels and in all fields. Given that gender equality is enshrined in Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, progress is slow and the de facto gender equality has yet… » read more

Wednesday 4th March, 17:00, the European Parliament. The PES Group in the EP are about to hold an evening roundtable discussion on gender equality to mark International Women’s Day. The event features an impressive panel of progressive European politicians and women’s rights campaigners, including PES Women President Zita Gurmai. The guest of honour is the… » read more

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