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Future EU 27-07-2018

Istanbul Convention ‘unconstitutional’ in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Constitutional Court voted on Friday (27 July) to declare the Istanbul Convention unconstitutional. The Convention is the first instrument in Europe to create a comprehensive framework for the protection of women and girls from all forms of violence.
Future EU 23-02-2018

After Bulgaria, Slovakia too fails to ratify the Istanbul Convention

A wave of opposition in Central Europe to so-called “gender ideology” has led Bulgaria on 15 February, and then Slovakia yesterday (22 February) to oppose ratifying the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Italy condemned again for failing to recognise same-sex marriages

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Italy on Thursday (14 December) for failing to recognise same-sex marriages, a ruling that will result in a token financial compensation for the plaintiffs and more negative publicity for the country.
Politics 25-10-2017

Sexual harassment doesn’t interest many MEPs

After the Weinstein scandal in Hollywood and the global movement to denounce sexual harassment, the European Parliament debated the subject before the vote on a resolution that will call on the executive to react.
Central Europe 06-10-2016

Abortion protests rock Polish government, prompt backtrack

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has looked firmly in control since sweeping to power a year ago but it may have pressed its conservative agenda too far by initially backing a virtual ban on abortion.

Romanian groups push for same-sex marriage ban

Romanian campaigners said Monday (23 May) they had collected three million signatures on a petition to block same-sex unions in the EU member state.
Gender inequality.

UN: Austerity hurts services vital to gender equality

Spending cuts are hurting public and social services that give women the chance to find paid work, independence and a chance at equality, a UN report warns.

Unions: Men and women more equal, but not on workplace health, safety

SPECIAL REPORT / Even though politicians and trade unions have tried for many years to tackle gender inequality in the EU labour market, gaps persist. But they have become smaller during the financial crisis, experts say.
Health 08-03-2013

Health experts urge greater gender balance in clinical trials

Too few women are taking part in clinical tests to develop new drugs, putting their lives at risk as women's bodies react differently to medicines, health experts said ahead of International Women's Day.