Women and Girls as Subjects of Media’s Attention and Advertisement Campaigns in EU
This study focuses on the mechanisms through which gender representation on the media (TV, advertising, news and new media) hampers the achievement of gender equality. It provides an overview of the main definitions, theories and studies and explores the regulatory acts existing in EU 27 Member States exploring the most interesting experiences (good practices) in order to present under what conditions they are more effective. A stakeholder mapping in the EU 27 Member states is also included.
Recruitment practices in top management and non-executive directors' positions in EU
This note examines the barriers to recruitment of women in top management and non-executive directors’ positions in Europe from the perspective of an Executive Search Agency. It also analyses the proposed Directive and makes relevant recommendations for development of such a system. It concludes that, as a minimum, the barriers to recruitment should be the main focus of any action in this area.
This note reviews gender equality data, legislation and policies in Portugal in the six priority areas outlined in the European Roadmap for Equality between Women and Men (2006-2010). It demonstrates that significant progress has been made in the development of legislation and programmes promoting gender equality within the Roadmap period, but there continue to exist several obstacles to full gender equality and some of this progress has stalled or even reversed in the context of the current financial crisis and subsequent austerity policies.
Four Members of the FEMM-committee, accompanied by three local Members, will visit Portugal from 2-3 May. The purpose of the visit is to gather information about gender equality and women's rights, and in particular the high poverty rate and precarious employment situation.
Predstavitev in pristojnosti
Odbor, pristojen za:
1. opredeljevanje, uresničevanje in zaščito pravic žensk v Uniji in podobne ukrepe Skupnosti;
2. uresničevanje pravic žensk v tretjih državah;
3. politiko enakih možnosti, vključno z enakostjo moških in žensk glede priložnosti na trgu dela in obravnave pri delu;
4. odpravo vseh oblik diskriminacije glede na spol;
5. uveljavljanje in nadaljnji razvoj načela enakih možnosti za moške in ženske ("mainstreaming") na vseh političnih področjih;
6. nadaljnjo obravnavo in izvajanje mednarodnih sporazumov in konvencij o pravicah žensk;
As chair of the FEMM Committee I wish to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to this 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 EU citizens and everyone who is interested in our mission, a better picture of our work and bring us closer to each other. We will use this channel to further promote the Committee’s mandate and achievements through information and transparency to our audience. Despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life (social, cultural, political and economical) where women are not equally treated. Our general concerns are voiced over the pay gap, female poverty, women's underrepresentation in decision making, trafficking and violence against women and children. We want to change this and we need the help of civil society and all organizations who contribute to the fight for equal rights.
This site is a vast source of information on what we do and we hope that you find it user-friendly. We are at your disposal for your input about the site and also the content of our work. We invite you to periodically visit this website where you will find updates and the latest news from our Committee.