EWL in the media

  • 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, où les eurodéputés adoptent ce lundi une résolution sur les conséquences de la crise sanitaire du Covid-19sur les femmes.
    Le Parlement (...) 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

  • Brussels wants binding pay transparency to bridge gender gap

    Brussels wants binding pay transparency to bridge gender gap

    EWL’s Senior Policy & Advocacy Coordinator Mary Collins comments on the upcoming new rules by the European Commission to strengthen pay transparency and address the gender pay gap.
    Paola Tamma, 25 Feb 2021
    This article was originally published on POLITICO Europe.
    The European Commission wants to end payslip differences due to gender-based discrimination in the EU, and it’s planning to present binding rules to that end.
    The idea is to give employees access to pay information broken (...) Read more

  • How to join the EU bubble — Brussels careers by the numbers

    How to join the EU bubble — Brussels careers by the numbers

    POLITICO has compiled a unique dataset on the educational backgrounds of hundreds of senior figures in the EU bubble. Read our statement on the results indicating a clear lack of parity between women and men at the decision-making and leadership positions.
    Cornelius Hirsch, William Adkins and Arnau Busquets Guàrdia, 4 February 2021
    This article was originally published on POLITICO Europe.
    The average senior EU official is a 57-year-old man with at least two degrees, one of them in law. (...) Read more

  • Égalité salariale entre femmes et hommes : voici 9 propositions iconoclastes des députés européens

    Égalité salariale entre femmes et hommes : voici 9 propositions iconoclastes des députés européens

    Le Parlement européen va mettre au centre de ses débats jeudi la question de l’écart des salaires entre les femmes et les hommes. Un rapport avance des propositions très fortes : baisser l’impôt sur les revenus des femmes, conditionner l’attribution des fonds européens au respect de l’égalité des genres dans les entreprises ou encore former les ministres du Conseil de l’Union européenne à ces questions.
    Fabien Cazenave, 20 January 2021
    Cet article a été initialement publié sur ouest france.
    Réduire (...) Read more

  • EU / Presidency: Civil society praises Portugal’s focus on the equality agenda

    EU / Presidency: Civil society praises Portugal's focus on the equality agenda

    Lusa, 24 January 2021
    This article was originally published on Lusa.
    Civil society organisations praise the focus of the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union on the equality agenda, but expect concrete advances in the guidelines for quotas in company administrations and wage transparency.
    In an interview with Lusa, Ana Sofia Fernandes, vice president of the European Women’s Lobby, a lobby group with the European institutions, recalls that this European Commission, (...) Read more

  • Behind closed doors: secret deals in the Council of the EU

    Behind closed doors: secret deals in the Council of the EU

    Juliet Ferguson, 7 December 2020 This article was originally published on opendemocracy.org.
    “Blame Brussels.” This familiar response from politicians can be heard all over Europe, with policy-makers from Sweden to Poland, from Germany to Greece, shifting responsibility for unpopular or controversial legislation to a faceless, decision-making body stifled by bureaucracy. The UK found so much to “Blame Brussels” for, that in 2016 the country made the decision to leave the EU altogether.
    When (...) Read more

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