Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges
FEMM and JURI Co-Rapporteurs and Members will exchange views with several representatives from National Parliaments on the Commission proposal for a directive on improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges. The two Co-Rapporteurs will as well present the working document they have prepared.
Gender aspects of the European framework of national Roma inclusion strategies
The consideration of the working document represents a first step in the procedure of drafting the own-initiative report on "Gender Aspects of the European Framework of National Roma Inclusion Strategies". The Rapporteur points out the main issues in this working document: lessons of the first stage of the European Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies and the particular situation of Roma women.
The committee will discuss the draft report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The issue of this draft report is a broad one and it covers all of the main matters at stake: contraception, unwanted pregnancies and abortion, sexuality education, violence, maternal mortality, STIs prevention and treatment and official development assistance. The report will be voted by the FEMM Committee on the 18th of September. The DEVE committee discussed in May the draft opinion prepared by Michael Cashman (S&D) and the vote is scheduled in July.
Equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in employment and occupation
On 24 May 2012, the European Parliament adopted a resolution with recommendations to the Commission on application of the principle of equal pay for male and female workers for equal work or work of equal value, calling on the Commission to review Directive 2006/54/EC on Gender Pay Gap before February 2013. An oral question with winding-up resolution to the Commission on the revision of Directive 2006/54/EC will be discussed by the Committee.
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