Strong debate on quotas for women and calls for an end to violence against women and the gender pay gap top as Plenary dissects progress made in equality between men and women.
After people all over the world commemorated International Women’s Day, a debate on the equality of the sexes. But in the chamber, it wasn’t much of a celebration with differences of culture and religion coming to the fore. A new report reaffirms the need to close the gender pay gap, reinforce quotas for women, but importantly calls for an end to violence against women. Members advocated their support.
Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Last year, a gender equality report failed. But the new author was confident.
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
A political resolution it may just be, but it could well galvanise a march towards a new age of 21st century equality.