Gleichstellung der Geschlechter

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  • EESC plenary debate linked to the adoption of the opinions SOC/726 on Combatting violence against women and SOC/731 on Gender equality, with Christina Fabre, Team leader on gender-based violence, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

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    At its July plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated the Commission's draft directive to tackle gender-based violence and gender equality in presence of Cristina Fabre of the European Institute for Gender Equality. The Committee adopted two opinions with recommendations for making the legislation more effective in combatting such an issue of epidemic proportions and demanded for its inclusion in the list of EU crimes.

  • Equal pay for men and women or for work of equal value is one of the fundamental rights and principles of the EU, but on average women are still paid 14% less per hour than men, with pay differences present in all sectors and widening with age. Although welcomed as a much-needed step to close the gender pay gap, the Commission's proposal on pay transparency is receiving a mixed response, an EESC hearing found.

  • The EESC NAT Section and its Sustainable Development Observatory are marking International Women Day 2021 by taking part in the #IWD2021 action to celebrate women's achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

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    This year, the EESC honors outstanding citizens' initiatives that champion equal opportunities for women and men and contribute to empowering women in society and the economy

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    Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 6. September.

    Der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss fordert Organisationen der Zivilgesellschaft und Einzelpersonen aus der ganzen Europäischen Union auf, Bewerbungen für seinen Preis der Zivilgesellschaft einzureichen. In diesem Jahr werden Initiativen ausgezeichnet, die Geschlechterstereotypen aufbrechen sollen, indem sie die Chancengleichheit von Frauen und Männern und ihre Gleichbehandlung in allen Bereichen des wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens fördern.

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    Der Startschuss für Bewerbungen für den Preis der Zivilgesellschaft 2019 des Europäischen Wirtschaft- und Sozialausschusses ist gefallen. Als Thema für dieses Jahr wurde „Stärkung von Frauen in Europas Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft“ gewählt. So sollen innovative Initiativen und Projekte zur Verbesserung der Chancengleichheit von Frauen und Männern und für mehr Gleichbehandlung in allen Bereichen des wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Lebens gewürdigt werden.

  • Despite the general progress on gender equality, at this pace it will take more than a century for women to become equal to men in Europe, says the EESC

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has urged the European Union and its Member States to put gender equality at the top of their political agenda amid concerns that recent attacks on women's rights in Europe might seriously compromise progress towards equality between men and women.

  • "Women: the largest disruptive force in business", Rick Zednik, Madi Sharma

    Europe loses EUR 370 billion a year due to the gender employment gap. What's more, it is statistically proven that companies with more gender-diverse management boards produce better results. So, why might it take another 217 years to close the economic gender gap at global level, as estimated by the World Economic Forum? On 17 December, high-level speakers from the worlds of business, politics and NGOs came together with members of the Employers' Group to discuss how to leverage the immense potential that women could bring to the European economy.