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06-02-2015 - 13:35

The next FEMM Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 May 2015 from 9.00 to 12.30 and 15.00 to 18.30 and Thursday 7 May 2015 from 9.00 to 12.30 in Brussels.


Main Causes of Female Poverty: workshop – 30.03.2015, 3.00 - 5.00 pm

25-03-2015 - 10:24
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The extent of women's poverty in the EU, the impact of social exclusion through poverty on living and working conditions, and the impact of the crisis on female poverty have been  debated by the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality during a workshop on 30.03.15. The role of Member States and European policies and activities have also been looked at. Recent findings emphasise the need for a holistic methodological approach and recommend gender mainstreaming of macroeconomic policy.

Investment for jobs and growth: vote – 31.03.2015

25-03-2015 - 08:23
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The draft opinion on " Investment for jobs and growth: promoting economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Union" focuses on different key areas, such as: the gender pay gap, SMEs, part-time work, rural economy and digital economy. The opinion has been adopted by 32 votes in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.

The current political situation in Afghanistan: vote – 31.03.2015

25-03-2015 - 08:18

Even though statistics regarding education, wealth and violence have improved in the last few years, Afghanistan remains a very challenging country to live in as a girl/woman. The draft opinion prepared by Ms Maryia Gabriel recalls the crucial role played by women in the development and growth of their country and urges the EU and the Afghan authorities to protect and promote their fundamental rights and their participation in social, economic and political life. The opinion has been adopted by 29 votes in favour, 0 against and 1 abstention.

Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) and Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe - 31.03.2015

25-03-2015 - 08:16

Vote on Gender Mainstreaming amendments

FEMM members adopted several Gender Mainstreaming amendments tabled to the JURI draft report on Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT): State of Play and Outlook (3 amendments), and on the CULT draft report Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe (4 amendments). All the GMs were adopted.

European Implementation Assessments – 31.03.2015

25-03-2015 - 08:15

Researchers will present a European Implementation Assessment of Directive 2006/54/EC and one of Directive 2010/18/EU on parental leave, produced both by the Directorate General for Parliamentary Research Services. These Assessments are produced in view of drafting implementation reports.

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As chair of the FEMM Committee I wish to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to our official website. Women’s rights and gender equality are the core issues of our Committee and we hope that our improved web presence can give the citizens and everyone who is interested in our mission, a better picture of our work and bring us closer to each other.

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