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.
Wednesday, 8 March, marks International Women’s Day, which celebrates the cultural, economic, social and political achievement of women. Yet, Spanish MEP Iratxe García Pérez explains that a gender-biased mentality persists.
In what seems to be a demonstrative statement to end violence against women, nine MEPs have taken the courage to perform Eve Ensler’s play, the Vagina Monologues, tonight (6 March) in the European Parliament.
Education must provide women with the right qualifications to compete with men, but they also need to be more confident in promoting their values to change mentalities in male-dominated society, said Romanian Transport Minister Anca Boagiu in an interview with EURACTIV.
EU ministers in charge of employment and social affairs endorsed yesterday (7 March) a renewed pact for gender equality aimed at increasing women's presence in decision-making bodies, but refrained from imposing EU-wide quotas.
The recent economic crisis and soaring prices of basic foodstuffs affected women in particular, Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, the UN organisation that promotes education, science and culture, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.