Gender equality strategy

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EESC section opinion: Gender equality strategy

Practical information

Composition of the study group & calendar

Administrator in charge: Judite Berkemeier / Assistant: Clelia Campos Garay

Foreseen for the plenary session on 15-16.07.2020.


In this opinion the EESC defends the following points:

  • The  EU and Member States should ensure that the gender perspective is fully integrated in COVID-19 recovery measures.
  • Gender equality should be fully taken into account in the forthcoming Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
  • The Gender Equality Strategy should be coordinated involving all Member States, social partners and civil society organisations (CSOs).
  • To put an end to the gender pay gap (16%), binding measures on gender pay transparency are unavoidable. 
  • The EU must adopt international and European initiatives to eradicate violence against women.
  • EU Member States should increase the supply, affordability and quality of places in early childhood education and care.
  • Positive actions based on legislative, budgetary and organisational measures are necessary to increase the participation of women in decision-making bodies.
  • The media and advertising sector must support a balanced participation of women in decision-making positions and dismantle gender stereotypes in media content.