Egalitatea între femei și bărbați

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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.


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.

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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.

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Data-limită pentru depunerea candidaturilor: 6 septembrie

Comitetul Economic și Social European invită organizații ale societății civile și persoane fizice din întreaga Uniune Europeană să își depună candidatura pentru premiul său emblematic pentru societatea civilă. Anul acesta, CESE va onora inițiativele care combat stereotipurile de gen prin promovarea egalității de șanse pentru femei și bărbați și a egalității de tratament a acestora în toate sferele vieții economice și sociale.

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Comitetul Economic și Social European (CESE) a lansat ediția 2019 a Premiului pentru societatea civilă. Tema din acest an este „Promovarea femeilor în societatea și economia Europei”, iar premiul va onora inițiativele și proiectele inovatoare care au ca scop asigurarea egalității de șanse pentru femei și bărbați și a egalității de tratament a acestora în toate sferele vieții economice și sociale.

Hearing of the Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law Group

Recent developments in the US and some European countries have shown that rights acquired by women are not irreversible. This particularly applies to sexual and reproductive health and rights. These questions are a matter of individual rights but also of public health, as sexual and reproductive health services are an essential part of comprehensive healthcare provision. Societal debates on the questions tend more and more towards polarisation, at the expense of women who can become deprived of their free and informed choice. The hearing will gather the view of civil society on these developments.