Gender equality

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Safety of pregnant and breastfeeding workers

Safety of pregnant and breastfeeding workers

Pregnancy and child-bearing can lead to unwanted reductions in women's participation in professional life, especially when...

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The situation in Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine

Most international observers described Ukraine's parliamentary elections in 2012 as unfair because opposition leaders were...

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Discrimination of women during the financial crisis

The economic crisis is affecting large sectors of the population in many Member States.

In this context, it has long...

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EU policy to fight violence against women

EU policy to fight violence against women

Women are the main victims of gender-based violence.

Studies show that one-fifth to one-quarter of all women in...

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Women and business leadership

Women and business leadership

Less than 16% of all positions in corporate management bodies are occupied by women. This means women are heavily...

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The European Protection Order

The European Protection Order (EPO) aims to extend court orders for victim protection from national level to European level,...

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Equal pay for male and female workers for work of equal value

Equal pay for male and female workers for work of equal value

On average, women in the EU earn more than 16% less than men who do equivalent jobs. This gender pay gap varies from one...

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Women’s rights in the Balkan accession countries

Although the accession countries in the Western Balkans have adopted much of the legislation on gender equality required to...

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Package for the protection of crime victims

The aim of the Victims Package is to reinforce existing national and EU measures on victims' rights.

Following an...

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