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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: EU Not Aiding Women Enough
Inequalities between men and women are not adequately addressed in aid programmes for countries of the former Soviet Union, a new study has concluded. To read the full article, please visit IPS News
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: EU Says Women Still Shut Out of Top Posts in Europe
The report, "Women and men in decision-making 2007," said the proportion of women members in parliaments in European countries is "still well below the so-called critical mass of 30 percent deemed necessary for women to exert meaningful...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: Mediterranean Machos? Only Malta and Cyprus have no women MEPs
During the 2004-2009 EP legislature Malta and Cyprus were the only two out of 27 Member States without any women MEPs. Does this reflect a male-dominated Mediterranean mentality or will the trend be broken in the upcoming June elections? More...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: EU Under Pressure to Consider Women For Top Jobs
Pressure is growing on European Union leaders to appoint a woman as the bloc's president or foreign affairs chief and break the male grip on its top jobs.EU leaders hope to decide who will fill the post at a summit in Brussels on Thursday but...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
European Union: European women in power sign Cadiz declaration
After their meeting in Cadiz, organized by the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, the EU women ministers and political leaders have signed a joint document which is a statement of principles, objectives and termination of the current...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: Gender mainstreaming will make Europe more competitive
European Parliament MEPs demanded that gender mainstreaming must be implemented in the EU cohesion policy in a mini-hearing with external experts on Gender Mainstreaming in the EU Cohesion Policy organised by the Committee on Regional...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: European Women's Lobby priorities for upcoming Polish Presidency
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), calls on the Polish Presidency to continue to be a driving force for women’s rights in Europe and, in particular, to ensure progress in the adoption of gender-related legislation which is currently on the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
European Union: EU Parliament backs female quotas
The European Parliament on Wednesday (6 July) advised EU businesses to hire women in their executive boards by next year or face a mandatory quota of 40 percent modelled on the Norwegian experience. Women should make up 30 percent of top...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: Lack of gender balance in European Parliament
The members of the European Parliament will vote on 17 January on who should be their president for the next 30 months. Although the Parliament is fond of speaking about democracy, its internal procedures are not transparent, and women are...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: Little Money to Promote Gender Equality in Eastern Europe
4 Mar 2012  - Despite pushes from international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) or the European Union (EU) to promote gender equality in Central and Eastern Europe, access to funding for such initiatives remains largely conditional...