MEPs and national MPs will debate how to make EU and national measures to prevent violence against women work better across the EU at a European Parliament Women’s Rights Committee conference, to be held today to mark this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March. The conference takes place from 15.00 to 18.30 in room JAN 2Q2.
The priorities of the Greek Council Presidency are being outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Greek ministers, from 16 to 23 January. This text will be updated daily.
The European Parliament hosted the 2013 Annual Summit of the "Women in Parliaments Global Forum" (WIP), bringing together around 400 female members of parliament from more than one hundred countries and more than 600 high-profile politicians and activists in Brussels on 27-29 November. The conference discussed global issues from the perspective of female political leaders and possible change through female leadership.
EU-listed companies should aim to ensure, by 2020, that at least 40% of their non-executive board members are women, so as to promote gender equality in economic decision making, say draft rules proposed by the European Commission and backed by the Women's Rights and Gender Equality and Legal Affairs committees on Monday. In 2012, only 15% of non-executive board members at the EU's largest companies were women.
The following is a summary of the priorities of the Lithuanian Council Presidency outlined to the different parliamentary committees by Lithuanian ministers this week, from 8 to 12 July. This text is going to be updated daily
Victims of stalking, harassment or gender-based violence who are granted protection in one EU member state would get fully equivalent protection if they freely move to another under new rules approved by the Legal Affairs and Women's Rights committees on Tuesday. The new EU rules would add civil law protection to the criminal law protection already enforced under the European Protection Order (EPO) Directive.
MEPs, their national counterparts and women professionals appealed on Thursday for a stronger gender dimension in all policy-making in response to the economic crisis which, they agreed, hits women harder than men.
Here is a summary of the priorities of Ireland's Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers, as presented by Irish ministers to European Parliament committees. These presentations were all made in the week of 21-25 January, except for agriculture (31 January).
How can gender equality be advanced through legislation, internal staff policies and communication policy? How can it be promoted among politicians in parliaments and government? These topics will be debated at a joint meeting of MEPs, national MPs and the media, on Wednesday 3 October 2012, in the European Parliament, Brussels. Journalists are invited to a preparatory workshop on the afternoon of Tuesday 2 October.
All crime victims will get the same basic rights across the EU and an assessment of their specific needs under a directive agreed by Parliament and Council and backed on Tuesday by the civil liberties and women's rights committees. Free support services, such as psychological help, will also be provided. Some 75 million people are victims of crime every year in the EU.