Procedure : 2017/2544(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : O-000027/2017

Texts tabled :

O-000027/2017 (B8-0214/2017)

Debates :

PV 05/04/2017 - 22
CRE 05/04/2017 - 22

Votes :

Texts adopted :

Parliamentary questions
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28 March 2017
Question for oral answer O-000027/2017
to the Council
Rule 128
Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, on behalf of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

 Subject: Recommendation to the Council about the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
 Answer in plenary 

The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) of the European Parliament adopted on 14 February 2017 a recommendation to the Council on the EU priorities for the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women dedicated to Women’s economic empowerment, which took place in March in New York. The European Parliament priorities comprised five main areas:

– general conditions for empowering women and girls,

– enhancing women’s economic empowerment and overcoming barriers on the labour market,

– ensuring women’s equal share at all levels of decision-making,

– addressing the needs of the most marginalised women,

– and translating these commitments into expenditure and making them more visible.

Can the Council answer following questions:

1. How were the priorities in the Parliament’s recommendation taken into account by the Council when preparing the EU position, and which points did not get support of the Member States and why?

2. What were the main achievements of the EU during the negotiations of the CSW conclusions, and to which extent was it possible to translate the EU priorities into the agreed text of the conclusions?

3. Did the EU achieve any results in terms of global commitments to women’s health, and, in particular, of any actions to counteract the negative effects on women of the global gag rule?

4. The proposed establishment of an ILO convention to provide an international standard to address gender-based violence in the workplace was supported by Parliament. Are there any steps planned for the future regarding the convention?

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