Gender equality

Equality, you know what I mean? 

Wednesday 04 December 2019 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last twenty years, European directives have facilitated the creation of equality bodies. The majority of these institutions are still not very familiar to European citizens, but there are some exceptions in south-eastern countries.


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?


How gender balanced will the next European Parliament be? 

Tuesday 26 March 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Will parties run enough women, and will they be placed in electable positions on electoral lists? Besides electoral systems, determination and concrete action are required to incentivise female representation. Let’s take a look at where we are now, with the numbers in hand.


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.


In Europe, too, equality starts at the kindergarten  in depth

Friday 17 November 2017 | Xavier Molénat
| Alternatives Economiques

Crèche or grandparents? Forms of daycare vary between countries, with major implications for equality.


Women on the boards 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.


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.


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.