About: gender equality

Economy & Jobs 07-03-2018

Jourová: Pay and pension gaps between women and men are ‘shameful’

On the eve of International Women’s Day, European Commissioner Věra Jourová, in charge of gender equality, slammed EU member states for not eliminating pay and pension gaps fast enough.
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Health and safety at work: Priorities and gender challenges

ETUI Senior Researcher Aida Ponce talks to ETUC Confederal Secretary Esther Lynch about the priorities and gender challenges that employees face at their workplace.
Economy & Jobs 03-06-2015

A call to Europe to put gender equality at the top of the agenda

"If it takes two to tango, it also takes both women & men to make an equal society," said British TV presenter and vocal campaigner for women's rights and gender equality Mariella Frostrup.
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Economy & Jobs 01-04-2015

Kiviniemi: ‘If we decrease the gender gap by 50%, GDP would be 6% bigger’

"If we, for example, in the OECD countries, would decrease the gender gap in labour force participation by 50%, by 2030, the GDP would be 6% bigger,” said former Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi at the Women In Parliaments Global Forum Summit in Ethiopia.
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Development Policy 27-03-2015

Banda: ‘We have failed the women of this world’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV's Rick Zednik, former Malawian President Joyce Hilda Banda urged world leaders to push more women into leadership positions, as they focus more 'on issues that affect other women and children'.
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Economy & Jobs 13-11-2014

Growth Through Skills and Diversity

Jobs in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are expected to continue to grow. But the skills in supply are not matching the demand. Especially women’s STEM participation rates have been in decline since the 1980s resulting in a potential shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2020. Action is needed.
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Development Policy 19-09-2014

The EU and Development Aid

The European Parliament’s new Development Committee, chaired by Linda McAvan, has been formed at an important juncture for development policy. In the run-up to May’s elections the merit and value of Overseas Development Assistance was loudly questioned by UKIP and other Eurosceptic parties.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-07-2014

Female commissioners call for gender equality in new Commission

Top EU officials warned on Thursday that the next Commission will lack in women, unless more governments put forward female candidates for the Commissioner posts.
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Social justice 14-04-2014

Commission publishes annual report on Fundamental Rights, Gender equality

The European Commission released on Monday its 4th annual report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, providing an overview of the main EU policy and legal developments in gender equality during the last year, as well as examples of policies and actions in Member States.
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Gender equality – Is a quota system the best approach?

In its ‘Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015’, the European Commission committed itself to supporting the promotion of gender equality in the implementation of all aspects and flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, and also to promoting female entrepreneurship and self-employment. In 2012, the discussion focused intensively on gender balance in the boards of companies, with the aim to reduce the barriers for women to access board positions and to improve corporate governance and company performance.

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