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European Investment Bank goes #genderequal?

[Brussels, 7 February 2018] The time is now! On Monday we attended a civil society consulting meeting organised by the European Investment Bank.

Gender inequality continues to persist in Europe and we have stopped progressing for 10 years, see the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) However there is a major momentum and a growing movement from #metoo to the women’s marches to online activism to women in boardrooms and parliaments, and even in banks! The European Investment Bank finally has a long overdue Gender Strategy, and a new Gender Action Plan in place. The EIB has the power and the resources and now the ability to show leadership and be at the vanguard of bringing real change in Europe: greater equality, less poverty and greater social cohesion!

Watch our Secretary General Joanna Maycock and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Madeleine Rees messages here:

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