Gender

Women on the Board of Directors (Eige)

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Institute for Gender Equality (Eige) collects and harmonises data on managers and board members at the European level.


Half of the European countries levy the same VAT on sanitary towels and tampons as on tobacco, beer and wine 

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | María Álvarez Del Vayo
Eva Belmonte
| Civio

The Spanish government has announced its intention to reduce VAT on sanitary towels and tampons in the 2019 budget. Since 2007, European law allows a reduction to the so-called Tampon Tax, although countries such as Hungary, Switzerland and Denmark continue to apply a general rate on such products.


EU closes in on target for gender parity in the European Parliament  in depth

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union elected a record number of women MEPs in the latest European Parliament elections. However, men still hold almost 60 percent of seats.


The role of women in the energy transition

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

What is the role of women in the energy transition in the European Union?


In parliaments across Europe women face alarming levels of sexism, harassment and violence  in depth

Wednesday 22 May 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

Even a century after women started to become eligible to vote and stand for election in European countries, only 36.4 percent of MEPs in the outgoing legislature (2014-19) were women. Meanwhile, gender-based violence and harassment against women in European parliaments is rampant. What can be done to change this situation in the new assembly?


The gender gap at EU elections 

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

Women across Europe don't tend to vote as much in European elections, compared with men. That fact poses questions on the growing gender gap in both politics and representation in the European Parliament.


Senior management: a male world  in depth

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

From top to bottom of the salary scale, inequality rules. 


What’s holding back the fight against gender-based violence?  in depth

Friday 07 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance.


Migrating to reproduce  in depth

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.