About: International Women's day

Coronavirus 17-05-2021

Spanish government admits to mistakes in early pandemic

The Spanish government has admitted it made mistakes in the early days of the pandemic in a report by the National Security body, Spanish media reported. EURACTIV's partner EuroEFE reports.
Agrifood 10-03-2021

Women farmers ‘essential’ for future, says French agriculture minister

An increasing number of women in France are entering the agricultural world, dominated by men for so long. EURACTIV France takes a closer look at the role of women farmers in the country.
Economy & Jobs 08-03-2021

The carers in our own homes are essential workers, too

The COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated just how fragile and unsustainable Europe’s current social and home care model is. It's time for the EU to reassess, writes Shannon Pfohman.
Economy & Jobs 08-03-2021

It’s time for an EU law to end gender-based violence

On International Women’s Day, a group of twenty Green MEPS call on the European Commission to propose a comprehensive and inclusive directive to prevent, respond to and end gender-based violence online and offline.
Future EU 08-03-2021

Rebuilding on Equal Foundations

This International Women’s Day takes place roughly one year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic. On 5 March last year we adopted the EU’s Gender Equality Strategy for this mandate with a number of measures aimed at ensuring that women are free, can lead and thrive on an equal basis to men, writes Helena Dalli.
06-03-2020

Why sexual and reproductive rights matter for achieving a gender-equal world

We know what a gender-equal world would look like: a world where all women are treated with respect and dignity, get the same pay for the same job, are equally represented in institutions and feel safe from gender-based violence. Natalia Kanem explains why a lot remains to be done.
Macron, Brexit, and International Women's Day
Politics 08-03-2019

Tweets of the Week: Macron, Brexit, and International Women’s Day

Macron hopes to lead the European way, Brexit talks go badly astray, and we’re celebrating International Women’s Day. This week we are supported by PlasticsEurope.
Politics 07-03-2019

Beyond #metoo: We need to tackle violence against women and girls

Women and girls in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe live in danger. This is what a new survey published by the OSCE just ahead of this International Women’s Day tells us, says OSCE's Thomas Greminger upon publication of the new report.
Agrifood 07-03-2019

Hogan urges EU member states to include rural women in their CAP strategies

EU Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan has encouraged member states to take advantage of the new Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) flexibility and tackle issues related to rural women.
EU Elections 2019 06-03-2019

Feminism is the word in Spain’s electoral campaign

Women's rights have taken centre stage in election campaigns for Spain's left- and right-wing parties as International Women's Day approaches even as ultra-conservative groups hit back at what they dub "radical feminism."
Politics 14-03-2018

EP wants to include gender equality in free-trade agreements

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to better account of gender equality in trade agreements. The commission could follow up in this resolution in its agreement with Chile, which would be the first to integrate such a chapter. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Politics 08-03-2018

The Brief – Not so soft power

Abuse of power is as old as humanity itself: denying the others’ rights helped Homo Sapiens push aside the Neanderthals.
Politics 08-03-2018

Nathalie Loiseau: Proactive policies needed to promote women’s talents

In honour of International Women’s Day, France's European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, talks about women and their place in Europe in an interview with EURACTIV.fr.
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 08-03-2018

Report denounces ‘Manels’ at top global conferences

Female speakers are outnumbered by men by three to one at Europe's top international meetings including the Davos summit and Munich Security Conference, a report revealed on 8 March, the International Women's Day.
Future EU 08-03-2018

Women’s rights and corporate abuses: Waiting for Godot?

Nearly two centuries have passed since the famous New York women’s march. Today, women and society itself, need policy-makers that live up to their obligations, make business enterprises respect human rights, and grant victims of abuses access to justice, write Claudia Saller and Adriana Espinosa.
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.
Development Policy 01-03-2018

Feminism without borders

One week ahead of International Women's Day, Ángela Vallina writes about the need for a "feminism without borders" so that we can learn from each other's struggles and bring about meaningful change for the next generation of girls in rural areas.  
Freedom of thought 09-03-2017

European Parliament demands power to punish sexist, racist MEPs

European Parliament Vice-President Ramón Luis Valcárcel (EPP) wants to impose a “tough penalty” on Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke, whose repeated misogynistic tirades have become an embarrassment to the institution. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 09-03-2017

Icelandic politician Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir on gender equality

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is Iceland's former interior minister and chairperson of the board of Women in Parliaments Global Forum.
Economy & Jobs 08-03-2017

Tusk says he is ‘ready’ for showdown over his job at EU summit

European Council President Donald Tusk said he is “ready” for the judgement awaiting him when EU heads of state and government decide tomorrow (9 March) whether he will serve another term starting in May despite the Polish government's backing of a replacement candidate.
Social justice 08-03-2017

Brussels, where are all the women experts?

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, women are still noticeably lacking from expert panels. One project, The Brussels Binder, seeks to level the playing field, writes Virginia Marantidou.
Central Europe 07-03-2017

To the women of America and the world: A warning and a rallying cry from Poland

We, the women of Poland, have watched the emergence of the biggest threat to American democracy in the person of Donald Trump with a sickening feeling of familiarity, write a group of activists and news publishers from Poland, together with support from Iceland.
Development Policy 08-03-2016

Richard Beddock: Female migrants in an ‘impossibly vulnerable situation’

Global instability and the migration crisis have combined to undermine the security of women's sexual health and reproductive rights, according to the vice-president of the NGO Gynocology Without Borders (GSF).