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The European Parliament rejected resolution on gender equality

[Brussels, 11 March 2014. European Parliament Press Release] Resolution on gender equality which stresses a number of problems caused by gender inequality showing how austerity measures and economic crisis have detrimental effects on gender equality and women’s rights has been rejected by a slim majority of MEPs on Tuesday.

“This vote has a very important political significance because the EP rejected a general report on the progress of equality between women and men in EU – 2012 just because they want to divert attention from the consequences of the effects of the austerity policies imposed on women by the different EU governments,” said rapporteur Inês Zuber (GUE, PT).

The non-binding resolution on equality between women and men drafted by Inês Zuber (GUE, PT), was rejected by 298 votes, 289 voted in favour and 87 abstentions.

Text called for a change of policies to improve gender equality.

Procedure: non-legislative resolution
Rapporteur: Inês Cristina ZUBER
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/111589/INES%20CRISTINA_ZUBER_home.html
Video recording of debate:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/plenary/video?debate=1394471419761&streamingLanguage=en

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