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Results of public consultation on Equality between men and women in the EU


Today, the European Commission has published the analysis report of the public consultation “Equality between women and men in the EU”, which ran between April and July this year. Almost 5 000 responses were received from across the EU, from individuals and from organisations, ranging from NGOs to universities to Member State authorities.

The results of the consultation furthermore prioritised themes to be tackled by the European Commission as follows:

1. Women being paid less than men for the same work or work of equal value;

2. The small number of women in positions of power in politics and businesses;

3. Facing prejudice because of preconceived ideas about the image and role of women and men;

4. Gender-based violence;

5. Widespread violation of women's rights worldwide;

6. The unequal sharing of caring and household tasks between men and women.

Over 90% of organisations consider the priorities in the current Strategy for equality between women and menpdf Choose translations of the previous link  as remaining valid or partially valid, indicating strong support for continuing future policy work on gender equality.

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Results of the public consultationpdf Choose translations of the previous link 

Public consultation: Equality between women and men in the EU

EU Gender Equality