Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day Many groups around world are celebrating Women’s Equality Day, but why? If you are a European woman, maybe it would be better to put your celebrations on hold!  Even better, you may be able to do something that would really be worth celebrating. While Europe is perceived as a global leader in…

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Childcare for all is an equality issue

Childcare for all: Make early childhood education and care accessible and inclusive. Access to early childhood education and childcare (ECEC) is important for promoting equal opportunities of children as well as for facilitating work-family balance of parents and especially labour market participation of mothers of small children. EU countries vary in how childcare is provided…

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Equality between women and men in the EU

Equality between women and men in the EU Public consultation is open from 21/4 until 21/7/15. It will cover the following policy areas: Gender equality Justice Employment Health EU external actions EU development and cooperation Taxation Target groups The target groups are: Member States; social partner organisations; civil society organisations with an interest in gender…

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Equality for Women Measure

The Equality for Women Measure The Equality for Women Measure is a programme of positive actions implemented with ESF grant support by Gender Equality Division, Department of Justice and Equality to foster the advancement of women in Ireland in line with the National Women’s Strategy 2007-2016. To get more on the European Social Fund, please…

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Mid term review of the Stockholm Programme

DRAFT OPINION of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality for the Committee on Legal Affairs, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on Constitutional Affairs on mid-term review of the Stockholm Programme (2013/2024(INI)) Rapporteur: Sirpa Pietikäinen

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Nearly 66% of new jobs go to men in UK

The number of women out of work is rising and predicted to hit a 25-year high, while unemployment among men is falling, creating a “female unfriendly” UK labour market, new research claims today. A report by equality campaigners, the Fawcett Society, warns that UK government economic policies are leaving women behind with almost two out of…

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Sex and Power 2013 in the UK

Women’s power going even further down? Over 80 years ago, women got the vote and its about 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act was passed in the UK. Women, who form the majority of the population, do not appear to have achieved or improved their position particularly as public sector decision makers. In UK…

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