Members will exchange views on the draft report "Gendercide: the missing women?" The document points out the meaning of gendercide: the deliberate killing of people belonging to one sex, by reason of their gender. Gendercide is a global issue, not only limited to Asia and Europe, but also observed in North America, Africa and Latin America. The draft report proposes measures to combat gendercide and stresses that prevention of gender-based sex selection requires major commitments and sustained and concerted efforts by the governments, civil society, international agencies and all others working towards the goal of gender equality. The vote in FEMM Committee on this file is planned to take place on 19 June.
The situation of unaccompanied minors in the EU - 29 May 2013
The draft opinion stresses that unaccompanied minors and especially young women have specific needs which should be taken into account. Adequate detention conditions (shelters) and human conditions must be ensured. It calls for a harmonisation of minimum standards of gender-sensitivity in this field in the Member States, as well as for the collection of gender disaggregated data and for strengthening the exchange of best practices in order to tackle the phenomenon. 43 amendments have been tabled to this opinion which will now be put to the vote.
Tackling youth unemployment: possible ways out - 29 May 2013
The Rapporteur presented her draft opinion to the committee at its meeting in April, when a deadline for amendments was set as well. Members tabled 94 amendments to the draft opinion, which will now be voted together with compromise amendments proposed by the Rapporteur.
2014 Budget - Mandate for the trilogue - 29 May 2013
The committee discussed the draft opinion at its previous meeting. Members have tabled 25 amendments. After the vote in committee, the opinion will be transferred to the Committee on Budgets in view of the final vote on the mandate for trilogue report on 2014 Budget.
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