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  • Three Essential Questions: Interview with Réka Sáfrány, President of European Women’s Lobby

    Three Essential Questions: Interview with Réka Sáfrány, President of European Women's Lobby

    This article was originally published by ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe.
    This is the second issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies. The interviewee this time is Réka Sáfrány, newly elected President of the European Women’s Lobby. We asked her about women’s labour participation in the region, why the pandemic hit women disproportionally and the most vulnerable (...) Read more

  • POLITICO EU Influence: Women’s lobbying group ranks priorities

    POLITICO EU Influence: Women's lobbying group ranks priorities

    Read the full version of this article at POLITICO Europe. that would, among other things, get workers more access and rights to others’ compensation, while forcing big companies to report gender pay gaps. Now, Sáfrány said, “we are currently working with the Parliament to ensure that all of the women in Europe can access transparent salary scales in their workplace, and that they are supported by trade unions.” And, she noted, the group will work to convince member countries to agree to “lower (...) Read more

  • El Parlament Europeu vol catalogar la violència de gènere com un “delicte greu transfronterer”

    El Parlament Europeu vol catalogar la violència de gènere com un “delicte greu transfronterer”

    This article was originally published in [VillaWeb->https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/parlament-europeu-violencia-genere-delicte-greu-transfronterer.
    El comitè de Llibertats Civils i el comitè d’Igualtat del Parlament Europeu han aprovat a l’informe que demana de catalogar la violència de gènere com a “delicte greu d’abast transfronterer” a la Unió Europea. El text s’ha aprovat amb el suport majoritari dels dos comitès per 58 vots a favor, 18 en contra i 24 abstencions. Demana a la Comissió Europea més (...) Read more

  • Saving women’s lives with the Istanbul Convention

    Saving women's lives with the Istanbul Convention

    This article was originally published in the Progressive Post.
    With the increased risk of violence brought by the Covid-19 crisis and the intention of some countries to undermine the key role of the Istanbul Convention, women and girls in Europe are facing increasing threats to their safety. The European Women’s Lobby calls attention to the Treaty’s crucial role in protecting women and girls from male violence.
    Marking the 10th anniversary this month, the Istanbul Convention on preventing (...) Read more

  • Women at a breaking point: gender equality in the workplace

    Women at a breaking point: gender equality in the workplace

    By [Vlagyiszlav Makszimov->https://www.euractiv.com/authors/vlagyiszlav-makszimov | [EURACTIV.com->https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/women-at-a-breaking-point-gender-equality-in-the-workplace
    Stakeholders have urged the EU to continue with efforts on achieving gender equality in the workplace and pay special attention to women, who have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic and have seen the existing gender inequalities exacerbated by the ongoing crisis.
    Between lost (...) Read more

  • Journée des droits des femmes. Dans quel pays européen ces droits sont-ils les mieux respectés ?

    Inégalités salariales, difficultés à avoir accès aux postes à responsabilité, violences subies… Le 8 mars est l’occasion de faire le point sur la situation des droits des femmes dans les pays de l’Union européenne.
    This article was originally published in Ouest France.
    Le 8 mars,journée internationale des droits des femmes, est souvent mis en avant au Parlement européen, Première ministre de Nouvelle-Zélande, dans un message vidéo préenregistré sur le rôle prépondérant des femmes en période de Covid-19. (...) Read more

  • Should all salaries be public to close the gender pay gap?

    EWL’s Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer Mary Collins comments the gender pay gap for Debating Europe.
    Women earn on average 14.1% less per hour than men in the EU. There is a significant gender pay gap across Europe, though the picture varies by Member State; Germany does particularly badly, with a pay gap of 20%, while in Luxembourg the gap is only 3%.
    There are several reasons for this persistent wage gap; women are more likely to work in low-paid sectors such as social care and (...) Read more

  • The real invisible hand: women and the need for a care economy

    The real invisible hand: women and the need for a care economy

    EWL Vice President Ana Sofia Fernandes comments on the care economy for the Progressive Post. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed lingering disparities in wages, pensions, levels of poverty, and household responsibilities between women and men. At the same time, it has highlighted the vital importance of care work – much of which is performed by women – in our societies. How can we address this imbalance?
    Women have kept our societies functioning during the pandemic, exceeding what they have (...) Read more

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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