Women's Rights

Equal pay for equal work

Franziska Brantner

The EP women's rights committee adopted a report calling on the EU Commission to come forward with proposals to ensure equal pay for equal work between women and men. Green MEP Franziska Brantner explains why this is important.


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Equal pay for equal work

High time for change


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session Strasbourg 17-20 April 2012

Priorities of the Greens/EFA Group for the April 2012 plenary session included the situation in Syria, the common corporate tax base, the taxation of energy products, the EU-US PNR agreement, the financing of ITER, the report on women and climate change...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

Recorded livestream Strasbourg Weds. 18 April

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Dany Cohn-Bendit presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Calls to boost number of women in political decision making

EFA group has majority female MEPs

MEPs from the European Parliament's European Free Alliance group are backing moves to boost the role of women in political decision making, and to close the gender pay gap. The European Free Alliance in the European Parliament has a majority of female members. Proposals to reduce the gender pay gap ...


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Women in work

Mandatory quotas only way to ensure low level of women in management positions addressed

The European Commission today presented its progress report on women in economic decision-making positions, announcing its intention to launch a consultation with a view to introducing legislation, including provisions for boardroom quotas. The Greens welcomed the proposals and urged the Commission ...


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International Human Rights Day

Added symbolism as Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women

  Three women from African and Arab states will today be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  With added symbolism, the Liberians Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee as well as the Yemeni Tawakkul Karman will receive this prize on International Human Rights Day. This is an important sign a...


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The Gender Dimensions of the Green New Deal

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

The Greens managed to mainstream ecological concerns and to show that working, living, producing and consuming environmentally friendly is necessary and beneficiary. Now that the Green movement and their parties came so far, they have to manage to mainstream also the other parts of their values, foremost gender equality as a topic relevant in all areas


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Family Reunification Legislation in Europe

Is it Discriminatory for Migrant Women?

The hearing will deal with the issues of the implementation of the family reunification directive in the EU and the family reunification policies and their consequences on migrant women’s lives


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Women and climate change

Nicole Kiil-Nielsen and Commissioner Connie Hedegaard


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Women and Climate Change

Prize winners and finalists of the essay contest

Climate change and climate impacts are not gender neutral.  Gender equality is a critical component of responses to climate change at all levels - it should be integrated in all aspects of climate change planning and decision making. At first glance, it might seem unintuitive to link climate c...


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