International Women’s Day 2019

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On 7 March 2019, FEMM, in collaboration with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments, will organise an Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting on "Women's Power in Politics". The event will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels, from 09.00 to 12.30.

The topic chosen this year is at the heart of women's rights because it defines women's capacity to participate and decide on the collective governing of our societies. Equality between women and men is one of the objectives of the European Union. Over time, legislation, case law and changes to the Treaties have helped shore up this principle and its implementation in the EU. The European Parliament has always been a fervent defender of gender equality and this event wants to highlight the importance of women presence in politics particularly in the framework of the coming European elections.