Press releases

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Ministers are holding a series of meetings in parliamentary committees to present the priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the Council.

On Tuesday morning, the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee will hold a hearing with experts and civil society on women's reproductive health, including access to abortion.

Parliament called on Thursday for EU measures to tackle prostitution and policies that eliminate poverty.

EU countries must reverse their omission of rape in Council’s position in ongoing negotiations, lead MEPs say in reaction to the State of the European Union speech.

On Wednesday morning, the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee will discuss with experts what needs to be done to support children who are orphaned due to gender-based violence.

Parliament adopted its mandate for negotiations with Council on rules to combat violence against women, ahead of the first round of talks tomorrow.

MEPs Frances Fitzgerald and Evin Incir will brief journalists on the upcoming negotiations on a directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence.

The draft report asks for a uniform, consent-based definition of rape in the EU, tougher rules on cyber violence, and improved support for victims.

Common EU measures are need to effectively tackle prostitution, MEPs say, calling for guidelines to guarantee the fundamental rights of those in prostitution.

Members of the EP Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) were in Bogotá from 19 to 23 June to assess progress in the peace process and the state of women’s rights.