EWL in the media

  • 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.
    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 down by type of work and employees’ sex to empower workers and force (...) 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
    The average senior EU official is a 57-year-old man with at least two degrees, one of them in law.
    That’s the (highly oversimplified) takeaway from an analysis of a unique dataset on the educational background of more (...) 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, that is for internal distribution only. It is not a classification level, although it is often perceived as such.
    There have been many calls and recommendations — not least from the European Ombudsman — to improve the transparency of the legislative process over the years. These recommendations have especially asked that the positions taken by EU member states Read more

  • Gender violence is also a political affair

    Gender violence is also a political affair

    From 25 November to 10 December, EuroMed Rights and its members will be marking the 16 days of activism against violence against women and girls by sharing stories and testimonies from feminist activists. Read Asha’s contribution to the "Speaking out against cyber violence" segment.
    The original version of this article was published on [euromedrights.org->https://euromedrights.org/publication/16-days-of-activism-gender-violence-is-also-a-political-affair
    EuroMed Rights: Could you tell us (...) Read more

  • 62 millones de europeas han sido víctimas de violencia machista en el último año

    This article was published on publico.es
    [25/11/2020] IRENE SÁNCHEZ ARTERO @isartero
    Un tercio de las mujeres en suelo europeo han sufrido violencia física o sexual, por el simple hecho de ser mujeres. O, lo que es lo mismo, 62 millones de personan han sido víctimas del terrorismo machista en el último año en Europa. Esta es una de las conclusiones a las que ha llegado la Comisión Europea en su informe, bajo el paraguas de la estrategia que lanzó en primavera para promover la igualdad de género. (...) 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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