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Did you Know?
Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union (EU), therefore, in 2007, the agency European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) was established under the regulation (EC) No 1922/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a European Institute for Gender Equality
EDC News: EU and Gender Equality
The EU is fully committed to breaking the vicious cycle of gender discrimination. The Gender Action Plan 2016-2020 outlines an ambitious approach to gender equality and the promotion, protection and fulfilment of women’s and girls’ human rights.
The new framework is divided into four pillars, for which there are concrete indicators and targets set (IP/15/5690):
The EU continues to strive for a world where the rights of girls and women are claimed, valued and respected by all, and where everyone is able to fulfil their potential and contribute to a more fair and just society.
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