About: International Women's day

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.
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).
Development Policy 08-03-2016

Women’s Day: No women? No development!

During extensive travels to the EU’s partner countries, the crucial role of women and girls in a society’s social and economic development has stood out time and time again, writes European Commissioner Neven Mimica.

Women’s Day: More women in politics? It’s 2016!

When asked why he had picked a gender parity cabinet the Canadian Prime Minister replied, “because its 2015”, a simple riposte to a journalist’s question of why there should be more women in politics. Melanie Sully asks if parliaments or governments can be a mirror reflection of society.

Women’s Day: Time for atonement, not celebration

It is too easy to fall in the trap of self-congratulation on 8 March, International Women’s Day. We’ve come a long way when it comes to women’s rights, writes Jerome Chaplier, but we mustn’t forget how far we still have to go.
EU Priorities 2020 17-03-2015

It’s time to deal with gender inequality

Resilient women are agents of change today, but it’s time for European policy makers to counter the inequalities between men and women, writes Shannon Pfohman.
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Euro & Finance 09-03-2015

‘There is an important role for women in finance’, expert says

Women are disproportionately more likely than men to answer “I do not know' to finance-related questions, said Academic director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre Annamaria Lusardi during the launch of EU Money Week in Brussels.
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Part-time jobs, enabling women’s ‘double-shift’?

SPECIAL REPORT / Many women in the EU who try to juggle both work and family life choose a part-time job. But these positions can have a negative impact on their health and widen the pay gap between men and women. 

Where are the women in Brussels’ policy panel debates?

The myriad of policy debates held at conferences in Brussels all raise the same question; where are the women on the panel? Marika Andersen, Laurel Henning, and Linnéa Engström say enough is enough. 

Gender equality: Let’s get our house in order

SPECIAL REPORT / Public administrations everywhere in Europe need to be more in tune with the people they serve and use the full potential of both men and women, writes Kristalina Georgieva in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.
Development Policy 08-03-2013

Women and education: The case of Malala Giousafzai

The case of Malala Giousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who the Taliban tried to kill for promoting girls' education, is just one example of the unacceptable inequality and brutal repression faced by women and girls on a daily basis in some countries, writes Androulla Vassiliou.

Gender quotas: Bad for business or a ‘necessary evil’?

As Europe marks International Women's Day, politicians remain divided over a European Commission proposal to impose a 40% quota for women sitting on company boards.