Women's Rights

Ulrike Lunacek on the rejection of the SRHR report in the EP

Ulrike Lunacek

The so-called Estrela report on "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)" was rejected today due to intensive lobbying by conservative MEPs and NGOs. In this video Ulrike Lunacek MEP expresses her disappointment and explains why it should have been adopted.

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Sexual health and rights

Centre-right MEPs show disdain for women's rights in rejection of report

The European Parliament today failed to adopt a report by its women's rights committee on sexual health and reproductive rights, after a narrow majority of MEPs voted to back an alternative resolution by centre-right political groups, which aimed to bury the issue (1). Commenting after the vote, Gre...

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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 9-13 December 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include - Protecting migrants' lives in Mediterranean, Reforming EU fisheries policy, Deep sea fishing and destructive trawling, EU-Morocco fisheries and Western Sahara, Ukraine: democratic danger and EU perspective, Repairing the emissions trading scheme, Mortgages - EU rules under review, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Promoting stability and peace beyond Europe, Combatting tax avoidance through transparency, The EU as a human rights defender, Bank accounts: a basic right, Posted workers, social dumping and EU rules

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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 - 29 November 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include sexual and reproductive health and rights, railway safety, European investigation order, rules on car noise, honey labels, bee health and GMOs, sustainable reindustrialisation and competitiveness

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Women in management

MEPs vote to address exclusion of women from boardrooms, Council must now deliver

A legislative proposal aimed at introducing binding legislation to increase the share of women on company boards was today endorsed by the European Parliament. The vote coincides with moves in Germany to introduce binding rules on the same issue and raises hopes for concluding EU legislation. Commen...

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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 18-22 November 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include standards in public procurement, MFF and EU budget, single seat of the Parliament, boardroom quotas for women, rules on EU spending to hit crisis countries, priorities for additional social funds, agriculture policy reform, EU environment and climate change action

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 21-25 October 2013

        Table of contents     EU data protection rules Towards a UN climate change deal Sexual and reproductive health and rights Medical implants and consumer safety Ship recycling: reducing the risk Sustainable fisheries at risk Mig...


Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 21-25 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include EU data protection rules, UN climate change deal, sexual and reproductive health and rights, medical implants and consumer safety, ship recycling, sustainable fisheries, EU economic governance, migrant protection after Lampedusa, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, detention of activists in Russia

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Central African Republic

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - Having regard to the 2008 Libreville Comprehensive peace Agreement between the government of the Central African Republic and sever...


LGBT Discrimination

EU Survey reveals fear, isolation and discrimination common in Europe’s LGBT community

Today the EU Fundamental Rights Agency published the first-ever comparative study on the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. Drawing on over 93,000 responses and more than 20,000 additional individual sources, it finds that many hide ...


Get women on board


Will the EU do what it takes?

In spite of all the lip service, women are still grossly under-represented on the boards of large European companies, with the share of women in the highest decision-making bodies of the largest publically-listed companies at a mere 14%. This is not because of a shortage of qualified women. Will the EU do what it takes to get women on board?