About: gender equality

Finnish social minister: Europe needs ‘a paradigm shift’ towards the economy of well-being

Working towards a more inclusive economic growth in Europe is one of the Finnish presidency's main priorities. Finnish minister Aino-Kaisa Pekonen lays out her vision for "the economy of well-being".
Central Asia 04-04-2019

Narbaeva: Uzbekistan is determined to reform and put an end to negative stereotypes

Tanzila Narbaeva, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, told EURACTIV about her country's efforts to develop modern agriculture, eliminate child or forced labour and invest in human capital, especially women.
Economy & Jobs 12-03-2019

Sport can help bring Europeans together, education expert says

In a period when Europe appears to be increasingly divided, sports can help bring people together and promote social integration, the president of the International School Sport Federation (ISF) and education expert Laurent Petrynka told EURACTIV in an interview.
Politics 08-03-2018

Sylvie Goulard: Putting an end to the abuse of power

In honour of International Women’s Day, Sylvie Goulard talks about women and their place in Europe in an interview with EURACTIV.fr.
Economy & Jobs 02-10-2017

Corazza: Society can benefit from ‘gendered’ responses to disruption

In this new disrupted world, conventional thinking will not be enough to address the challenges posed by rapid changes, meaning a gendered perspective is needed to reveal fresh points of view, said Chiara Corazza in an interview with EURACTIV.

Polish government adviser: Commission position is ‘grotesque’

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against Poland and has threatened to strip Warsaw of voting rights if it does not respect the rule of law. But a government adviser insists Brussels is being hypocritical and has little legal reason to get involved.
Economy & Jobs 27-06-2017

Women’s Forum chief: EU should stop infighting and regain ambition

At a time of deep reflection on the future of the EU, the executive president of the Women’s Forum insisted Europe should regain its ambition, adding that the biggest market in the world and its well-educated labour force have enormous potential.
Future EU 02-12-2016

Vestager: Men have had informal quotas for hundreds of years

Margrethe Vestager won the “European woman of power” award last night (1 December). She told EURACTIV.com in an interview that she supports gender quotas in the public institutions. She also said Günther Oettinger was the wrong Commissioner on the wrong plane.
Climate change 09-11-2016

UfM representative: ‘Obligation’ to protect Mediterranean from climate change

COP22 kicked off this week and achieving the goals set by the last instalment in Paris will top the agenda of the Marrakesh conference. EURACTIV Spain spoke with Miguel García-Herraiz about the climate challenges facing the countries that border the Mediterranean.

Global Europe 23-09-2016

Bokova: My advantage is multiculturalism

In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV's Editor-in-Chief, Daniela Vincenti, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and candidate for the post of UN Secretary-General, spoke of her experience and goals, as well as discussed her strengths.

EU rights watchdog: Challenging gender stereotypes begins at home

Legislation is only part of the solution. We need a mix of legislative and non-legislative instruments to tackle persistent gender inequalities, especially in advancing women in high-level positions, but that has to start from the grassroots, says Michael O’Flaherty.

Gender equality comes with clear targets, says MEP

SPECIAL REPORT / The European strategy on gender equality post-2015 requires clear targets and effective monitoring mechanisms to tackle discrimination in the labour market, education and decision-making positions, said Maria Noichl in an interview with EURACTIV.

Activist: EU must dismantle the ‘Pink Ghetto’

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Union is at a turning policy point: it must choose to lead the way towards a gender equal and sustainable future. Investing in women’s rights and empowerment is the core commitment for a more sustainable, democratic and inclusive world to evolve, said Joanna Maycock in an interview with EURACTIV.

Grybauskait?: Women’s quota should be the last resort

Traditional gender stereotypes are still alive in many countries, but leaders have to make an effort to allow women to participate and contribute to the well-being of nations, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait?. She told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview that quotas should be the last resort.

Robinson: Women need to mobilise for transformative change

Full gender equality will not be achieved unless there is a true mobilisation to correct imbalances, said former Irish President Mary Robinson in an interview with EURACTIV.

Bonino: Time to accelerate gender equality

The 20th Century brought great advances for gender equality all over Europe, argues the vice-president of Italian Senate, Emma Bonino, but much remains to be done, especially in Italy. In this exclusive interview with EURACTIV, she suggests a few tools that could accelerate women's empowerment.

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