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19 Mar. 1911

First International Women's Day

The International Women's Day was honoured for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

25 Mar . 1957

Provisions to promote equal pay for equal work or work of equal value in the Treaty of Rome

1971

Helga Pederson becomes the first female judge on the European Court of Human Rights.

10 Feb. 1975

First directive related to gender equality (equal pay directive)

17 July 1979

Simone Veil becomes the first woman elected President of the European Parliament.

1 July 1981

Margaret Thatcher is the first female President-in-Office of the European Council.

6 Jan. 1989

Christiane Scrivener and Vasso Papandreou are the first female EU Commissioners.

September 1995

Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA)

The BPfA is an agenda for women's empowerment

21 Feb. 1996

Commission's communication on gender mainstreaming

1 May 1999

The Treaty of Amsterdam came into force

It establishes a binding legal basis for the strategy Gender Mainstreaming at EU level.

5 Oct. 1999

Fidelma Macken is the first female judge of the European Court of Justice.

7 June 2000

Framework Strategy for equality between women and men

Framework Strategy for equality between women and men pdf български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

20 Dec. 2000

5th Action Programme on Gender Equality (2001 - 2005)

5th Action Programme on Gender Equality (2001 - 2005) български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

10 Nov. 2005

Catherine Day is the first female secretary general of the European Commission.

1 Mar. 2006

Roadmap for equality between women and men 2006 - 2010

Roadmap for equality between women and men 2006 - 2010 български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

1 Dec. 2009

Entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon contains important institutional innovations that impact on EU Justice relations with third countries.

15 June 2010

Opening of the European Institute for Gender Equality

European Institute for Gender Equality

21 Sept. 2010

Adoption of the Strategy on equality between women and men 2010-2015

Strategy on equality between women and men 2010-2015 български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

5 March 2011

First European Equal Pay Day

Press Release First European Equal Pay Day Choose translations of the previous link