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International Women's Day 2017

On International Women's Day 2017, we are pleased to bring you these video messages from Irish MEPs Deirdre Clune, Marian Harkin, Mairead McGuinness and Liadh Ní Riada.  #IWD2017 #Internationalwomensday


For this year's International Women's Day the European Parliament highlights the issue of women’s economic empowerment

Members will focus particularly on the following areas:

  • Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Freedom from violence
  • Gender-sensitive policymaking
  • Work-life balance and the gender pay gap
  • The UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Background Information

Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
Press Release: IWD - Parliament highlights women’s economic empowerment
Publication: Women’s economic empowerment at international level (March 2017)
Publication: Women in the European Parliament (2017)
Infographic: Women in EP and EU National Parliaments (March 2017)
Gender Equality: EU Challenges and Policies -What Thinks Tanks are Thinking (3 March 2017)

For more studies check out the Think Tank of the European Parliament using relevant key words:

More studies available here