European Gender Equality Week - October 26-29, 2020

10-11-2020 - 14:12
European Gender Equality Week © Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

At the initiative of the FEMM Committee, the European Parliament held its first ever European Gender Equality Week during the last week of October 2020.

2020 is a special year, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This important milestone provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the achievements and future challenges for the advancement of girls' and women's rights and gender equality. Therefore, the European Parliament is holding for the first time its European Gender Equality Week, which gives a much-needed input to the long lasting battle for women's empowerment and gender equality as well as more visibility and recognition to gender mainstreaming in all policy areas.
Most committees taking part in the Gender Equality Week are organizing events during the last days of October, while some others will look into gender mainstreaming aspects in their fields of competences later this year.

Please consult the link below for the pPogramme and other relevant details of the events happening during the Gender Equality Week.