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FEMM Committee Chair FEMM Committee Chair
FEMM Committee Chair © European Union 2019 - EP

As chair of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality I wish to warmly welcome you to our website!

For us a dialogue between our Committee and the citizens using online means will allow us to promote transparency and to bring us closer to each other. This is important because I know very well that whatever you want to reach, you have to fight for it. You have to use your voice and make sure that others are heard as well. So we will make sure that we listen to you.

Our Committee is aware of the challenges women face despite many successes in empowering women. Our general concerns are voiced over the financial inequality, namely the gender pay, pension and care gaps, the backlash of women's rights including LGBTIQ rights and the anti-gender movement, women's underrepresentation in decision making, violence against women and our sexual and reproductive health rights. We want to go beyond mainstreaming gender into all EU policies: We want to make gender equality a priority in the EU because gender equality means better legislation. In order to do this, we need the help of civil society and all organizations who contribute to the engagement for equal rights for all.

We invite you to visit us to find updates and the latest news from our Committee, both here and on Social Media. Join us to work for a Europe that offers equal opportunities for everyone. Join us to continue the fight for equality!

Evelyn Regner


Brussels Strasbourg