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Next FEMM committee meeting - 29-30 November 2023

14-11-2023 - 11:24
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The next meeting will take place on:
  • 29 November 2023 from 9.45 to 11.30, from 11.30 to 12.45 (joint with LIBE) Room: Paul-Henri SPAAK (PHS) 1 A2
  • 29 November 2023 from 14.30 to 16.00 (joint with EMPL) Room:Jozsef ANTALL (JAN) 6Q2
  • 30 November 2023 from 9.00 to 12.00 Room:Jozsef ANTALL (JAN) 6Q2


16 days of activism against gender-based violence text and image of different women
29-11-2023 - 10:29

On 25 November 2023, we celebrated the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, which continues under the “UNiTE to end violence against women” campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This year the theme is “Invest to prevent violence against women & girls”.

artistic representation of individuals - image used for the hearing on Municipalism and Gender Equality policies in the EU
29-11-2023 - 10:29

On Wednesday 29 November FEMM Committee will organise a hearing on Hearing on Municipalism and gender equality policies in the EU.

Banner Top Story: Gender equality
24-11-2023 - 09:17

On 30 November 2023, a meeting of the Network of Members in charge of Gender Mainstreaming will take place, where Members will hold an exchange of views with representatives of the Commission on the Update on Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Two pictures side by side. The left one showing a woman working behind a screen with a prosthetic arm. The other picture shows two women working respectively behind a screen; the woman on the right has down syndrome.
22-11-2023 - 16:40

In the framework of disability week, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) are jointly organizing a Hearing on Harmful practices in the EU towards women and girls with disabilities which will take place on 29 November at the European Parliament, from 14.30 to 16.00 in room Jozsef Antall (JAN) 6Q2.

21-11-2023 - 11:51

On Tuesday, 7 November 2023, EMPL and FEMM Committees voted on the draft report on "Standards for equality bodies in the field of equal treatment and equal opportunities between women and men in matters of employment and occupation”.

A woman and child huddled in a dark room
21-11-2023 - 11:50

On 7 November 2023 the FEMM and DEVE committees debated the Spotlight initiative report, in the presence of representatives of the ECA, the Commission and the UN.

Pictogramme illustrating accessibility for people with disabilities
21-11-2023 - 11:49

On Tuesday, 7 November, FEMM Committee Members discussed the draft opinion on "The proposal for a directive on establishing the European Disability Card and the European Parking Card for persons with disabilities".

21-11-2023 - 11:47

On Tuesday, 7 November the FEMM Committee voted on a draft opinion in form of a letter on Human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter – annual report 2023.

Logo European Foundation for Living and Working Conditions-Eurofound
21-11-2023 - 11:47

On 7 November the FEMM Committee Members heard a presentation by Mary Hyland, Eurofound regarding their surveys on energy and cost of living inflation. Since 2020 throughout Europe, people have been struggling with rising prices and the impacts are not equally borne.

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