European & International News

International news globe All the latest news from the European Union, its member states, and beyond.

  • The Effects Of The Global Economic Crisis And Structural Adjustment On Women And Gender Relations In Greece: First Wave

    The Effects Of The Global Economic Crisis And Structural Adjustment On Women And Gender Relations In Greece: First Wave

    [AWID, 15 April 2011] Growing unemployment, dwindling pensions, increasing taxes, domestic violence and a possible reinforcing of “traditional values” were just a few of the challenges facing women during Greece’s first wave of economic crisis and structural adjustment.
    By Lois Woestman and Kathambi Kinoti
    In 2009, AWID commissioned research into the impact of the global financial crisis on women’s rights. One of the countries covered in the research was Greece, the first EU country to face (...) Read more

  • Cohesion Policy: gender mainstreaming will make Europe more competetive say MEPs

    Cohesion Policy: gender mainstreaming will make Europe more competetive say MEPs

    [European Parliament, Brussels, 15 April 2011] Gender mainstreaming to be implemented in EU cohesion policy for Europe to be competitive, said MEPs in the Committee on Regional Development.
    MEPs demanded that gender mainstreaming must be implemented in the EU cohesion policy in a mini-hearing with external experts on Gender Mainstreaming in the EU Cohesion Policy organised by the Committee on Regional Development on Tuesday, 13 April 2011. Constanze Krehl (S&D, DE) pointed to the (...) Read more

  • Commission calls on EU countries to set national strategies for Roma integration

    Commission calls on EU countries to set national strategies for Roma integration

    [European Commission, Brussels, 12 April 2011] The European Commission is putting forward a European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, which will help guide national Roma policies and mobilise funds available at EU level to support inclusion efforts.
    The EU Framework develops a targeted approach for Roma inclusion by setting goals in: Education: ensuring that all Roma children complete primary school Employment: cutting the employment gap between Roma and other citizens (...) Read more

  • European convention on violence against women to include protection for lesbian, bisexual and trans women

    European convention on violence against women to include protection for lesbian, bisexual and trans women

    [ILGA-Europe, Brussels, 08 April 2011] The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe announced yesterday that it adopted a new convention to protect women from violence on 6 April 2011. ILGA-Europe regards this as a major step forward in the fight against gender-based violence and towards full protection of women across Europe from both domestic violence and in other circumstances such as violence in public places, forced marriage, rape, ‘honour’ crimes and genital mutilation.
    Lesbian, (...) Read more

  • True or False? Europe has no real interest in protecting and empowering women - A critical article by V-Day founder, Eve Ensler

    True or False? Europe has no real interest in protecting and empowering women - A critical article by V-Day founder, Eve Ensler

    [Brussels, 08 April 2011] As political change spreads across the Middle East and we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day last month, I have spent a great deal of time meditating and appreciating the heroic and crucial role of grassroots women throughout the world. I’ve thought about how they have worked tirelessly and often under attack to stand up against violence and injustice, to provide services when the government fails to do so, and to demand accountability and (...) Read more

  • European Parliament: EU agricultural policy should enforce gender equality

    European Parliament: EU agricultural policy should enforce gender equality

    [European Parliament, Brussels, 07 April 2011] Implementing gender equality into the reform of EU agricultural policy is a way to promote sustainable economic growth, say Members of the European Parliament in a resolution that calls for granting women farmers social protection and maternity benefits.
    The Parliament approved on Tuesday 5 April a report, drafted by Elisabeth Jeggle (PPE, DE), about the role of women in rural areas that calls for further efforts to improve living conditions (...) Read more

  • EU Commission seeks citizens’ views on gender balance in corporate boards

    EU Commission seeks citizens' views on gender balance in corporate boards

    [Brussels, 06 April 2011] Enforcing equal presentation of women and men in company boards is an option presented in the European Commission’s consultation paper on corporate governance.
    The public consultation launched on 5 April addresses the ways in which corporate governance of European companies can be improved in order to make companies more ethical and more diverse.
    The consultation covers a number of issues such as how to improve the diversity and functioning of boards of directors, (...) Read more

  • European Parliament urges automatic prosecution for sex crimes

    European Parliament urges automatic prosecution for sex crimes

    [FEMM Committee, European Parliament, Brussels, 05 April 2011] Rape and other forms of sexual violence against women should be classified as crimes in all EU countries, leading to automatic prosecution, says a European Parliament resolution adopted on Tuesday that calls for an EU directive to combat gender-based violence.
    Europe’s women do not have equal protection against male violence across the EU, as national laws and policies differ from one Member State to another, states the (...) Read more

  • European Parliament will vote on EU’s policy framework to fight violence against women

    European Parliament will vote on EU's policy framework to fight violence against women

    [Brussels, 1 April 2011] On 4 April the European Parliament will vote on the draft resolution "Priorities and outline of a new EU policy framework to fight violence against women", drafted by Eva-Britt Svensson (GUE/NGL, SE).
    The EWL has been following very closely the elaboration and adoption of this resolution by the Women’s Rights Committee of the European Parliament, especially as the document calls for an EU strategy on violence against women.
    Following the vote, the rapporteur and (...) Read more

  • European Commission publishes Annual report on Charter of Fundamental Rights

    European Commission publishes Annual report on Charter of Fundamental Rights

    [European Commission, Brussels, 31 March 2011] The Commission published its 2010 annual report on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights - the first report of its kind by the Commission.
    By clarifying where the Charter applies and where it does not, the Commission hopes to ease citizens’ access to justice and to ensure that their fundamental rights are effectively implemented.
    "To make the Charter work in practice, people need to know their rights and how to apply them so (...) Read more

Pages-1-...-76-77-78-79-80-81-82-83-84-...-89-

Latest video

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.

Facebook Feed

Get Involved