Women’s Power in Politics

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(CC) YanniKouts/FlickrAhead of the European elections, MEPs and national MPs will discuss women’s power in politics during an inter-parliamentary committee meeting today.

MEPs and more than 20 MPs from 15 EU national parliaments and Norway will attend this meeting marking International Women’s Day (IWD).

The topic chosen this year is at the heart of women’s rights because it defines women’s capacity to participate and decide on the collective governing of our societies. Equality between women and men is one of the objectives of the European Union. Over time, legislation, case law and changes to the Treaties have helped shore up this principle and its implementation in the EU. The European Parliament has always been a fervent defender of gender equality and this event wants to highlight the importance of women presence in politics particularly in the framework of the coming European elections.

See more info a the European Parlamient website.

Download the study: Women in political-decision making in view of the next European elections