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Ministers outlined the priorities of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

Amidst a worrying global backlash against the rights of women and girls, MEPs demand more ambition from the EU in the global fight for gender equality.

On Tuesday, Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) elected Robert Biedroń (S&D, PL) as Chair for the second half of the legislature.

MEPs reiterate their call for improved measures to combat harassment within the Parliament and all EU institutions and agencies, in a resolution adopted on Thursday.

MEPs demand the EU and its member states propose concrete measures to uphold women’s rights and reduce gender inequalities in the EU.

Parliament asked on Tuesday for a European directive to stamp out gender-based cyberviolence and ensure convergence at national and EU level.

Statement by Evelyn Regner, Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee Chair, following the adoption of a resolution on ‘MeToo and harassment - The Consequences for the EU institutions’.

On Tuesday, the committees on Civil Liberties and Women’s Rights demanded legislation to fight gender-based cyber violence.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the EP will hold an inter-parliamentary meeting on this topic on Tuesday.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), Women’s Rights committee Chair, Evelyn Regner (S&D, AT), made the following statement: