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An In-depth Analysis commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. The paper is divided into six parts. The first part of the paper defines what is meant by the term sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) according to the most important international and regional human rights instruments. The second part analyses the legal framework of the EU Member States regarding access to abortion services ...

This paper, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee, provides basic information on access to abortion services in Slovakia. The legal status of abortions in the country is under permanent pressure despite the legally binding decision by the Constitutional Court back in 2007 which safeguarded women´s right to free choice. Eleven proposals to restrict abortion have been presented in the National ...

The FEMM Committee requested the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs to provide a briefing for a mission to Italy (17-19 December 2018). The focus of this FEMM mission is on conscientious objection to abortion in Italy and the trafficking of migrant women for prostitution in Italy. This briefing provides background information on both subjects.

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. It aims to provide a comparative overview of the situation in the European Union, with particular focus on six selected Member States, in terms of access to sexual and reproductive healthcare goods (such as medicines) and services (such as abortion and family planning), from both legal and practical perspectives. The study looks at the extent ...

Women and Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies

Eingehende Analyse 09-05-2016

Upon request by the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) of the European Parliament, this note provides background information for the FEMM Committee mission to the World Humanitarian Summit which will be held in Istanbul from 23 to 24 May 2016. The note focuses on some key concerns and topics in the field of gender equality, in particular on empowering women in humanitarian action and emergencies, ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights ...

Gleichstellungspolitik in Deutschland

Eingehende Analyse 15-04-2015

Die vorliegende Studie wurde auf Ersuchen des Ausschusses „Rechte der Frau und Gleichstellung der Geschlechter“ („FEMM-Ausschuss“) erstellt und liefert einen Überblick zur Gleichstellungsgesetzgebung und zur Gleichstellungspolitik in Deutschland, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung jüngster Entwicklungen und Errungenschaften. In der Studie wird auf die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern bei der Entscheidungsfindung, der Beschäftigung, hinsichtlich der Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Privatleben, im ...

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, this analysis provides an overview of the existing Slovenian legislation and policies concerning gender equality. It looks into the situation as regards gender equality in several areas, including employment, reconciliation of work and private life, presence of women in decision-making positions, measures to combat gender-based violence and trafficking in human beings, as well as the area of sexual and reproductive rights. While progress in various areas can be ...

Upon request of the FEMM committee, this note provides an overview of the situation of women's rights and gender equality in Sweden focussing on recent developments. It notably covers the areas of equal participation in decision-making, women in the labour market, reconciliation of private and professional life, eradication of gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender stereotypes and promotion of gender equality in external development policies.

The Policy on Gender Equality in Latvia

Eingehende Analyse 15-01-2015

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, this in-depth analysis provides an overview of the existing gender equality legislation, policies and practices in Latvia. The note discusses gender equality in decision making, employment, reconciliation of work and family life, eradication of violence against women, and regarding health and reproductive rights. Gender equality being a relatively new policy area in Latvia, substantial progress has been made in the last decade through the implementation of EU legislation ...

This study analyzes the relationship between freedom of religion and other fundamental rights in the European Union, the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as the constitutions of the Member States by examining the relevant case law in the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, and state constitutional or supreme courts. The study will highlight present sources of conflict, underline best practices and put forward recommendations to promote both religious ...