Dzimumu līdztiesība

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Pieņemtie on 19/04/2018
Atsauce: 
SOC/571-EESC-2018-00304-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenārsesija: 
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Apr 18, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

The EESC welcomes the efforts made by the EC to address the persistent pay gap between men and women by proposing an Action Plan with eight areas for action, but finds that each area should be further developed. It is important to look at the stereotypes that affect career choices, as well as to the underlying causes of labour market segregation, in order to counter them. It agrees with the EC proposal for pay transparency and pay audits to be introduced in order to facilitate the collection of individualised data and develop appropriate action plans at sector and business level. Moreover, it welcomes the EC recognition of the crucial role social partners play in this, while also highlighting the contribution of civil society organisations. Finally, it insists on the need to obtain additional resources, as part of the Multiannual Financial Framework, to implement the Action Plan, including the financing of childcare facilities and long-term care services.

EESK atzinums: EU Action Plan 2017-2019 - Tackling the gender pay gap

Pieņemtie on 11/07/2018
Atsauce: 
SOC/579-EESC-2018-01639-00-00-ac-tra

Women with disabilities constitute 16% of the total population of women in Europe, which means in the EU there are approximately 40 million women and girls with disabilities.
Women with disabilities face intersectional discrimination in all areas of life, including, socio-economic disadvantages, social isolation, violence against women, forced sterilisation and abortion, lack of access to community services, low-quality housing, institutionalisation, inadequate health care and denial of the opportunity to contribute and engage actively in society.

 

EESK atzinums: The situation of women with disabilities (exploratory opinion requested by the European Parliament)

Pieņemtie on 19/09/2018
Atsauce: 
SOC/587-EESC-2018

This exploratory opinion was requested by the European Parliament to feed into a mission to Tallinn, Estonia, on "Digitalisation and the women's role", organised by the EP's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) on 19-21 September 2018. The opinion looks into the digital gender gap in education system and the labour market. It analyses the reasons behind this phenomenon it and makes proposals on how to increase the participation of girls in STEM and ICT studies and boost the presence of women in the digital sector. It also looks into the pros and cons of digitalisation and its impact on women's life-work balance.

EESK atzinums: Digital gender gap (Exploratory opinion from the European Parliament)

24/09/2018

It needs different and holistic approaches to address gender inequality, says the EESC

The digital gender gap is a consequence of discrimination against women, which already starts in early childhood, the EESC points out. In its exploratory opinion on the digital gender gap, drafted at the European Parliament's request, the EESC suggests a multi-level approach and calls for holistic policies addressing different sources of inequality.

19/12/2018
"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.

24/05/2019

Neraugoties uz dzimumu līdztiesības jomā kopumā panākto progresu, līdzšinējā tempā paies vairāk nekā gadsimts, līdz sievietes Eiropā būs kļuvušas līdztiesīgas vīriešiem, uzskata EESK.

Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komiteja (EESK) mudina Eiropas Savienību un dalībvalstis izvirzīt dzimumu līdztiesības jautājumu par vienu no galvenajām savas politikas prioritātēm, bažīdamās, ka nesenie uzbrukumi sieviešu tiesībām Eiropā varētu nopietni apdraudēt progresu ceļā uz vīriešu un sieviešu līdztiesību.

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