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A new Diversity and Inclusion Charter and fresh action to reach at least 40% women in its management by 1 November 2019 are two key features of the Commission’s new human resources policy.

 

 

Given the continued debates and misconceptions around both Muslim women and feminism, the European Network against Racism (ENAR) is debunking some of the more common stereotypes about feminism and Muslim women in Europe in order to promote a shared understanding of equal treatment in a diverse society.

 

As part of its 10th anniversary year, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in close cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union invites its stakeholders to a symposium on 28 June to discuss fundamental rights issues that are currently high on the Union’s political agenda.

 

In 2015-2016, the European Institute for Gender Equality commissioned research to assess how improvements in gender equality can contribute to sustainable, inclusive and smart economic growth of the EU.

 

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) project “Safe at Home, Safe at Work” has come to a close. It collected good practice examples from trade unions working to prevent, manage and eliminate work-place harassment and violence against women, producing country reports for Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Slovenia and Spain.

 

A strong surge of nationalistic populism, continued efforts to integrate migrants, and the response of European states to the continued Islamist terror attacks that struck Europe in 2016 were the main developments identified by the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission (ECRI) in its annual report.

 

This study aims to map existing Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in the public and private sectors in the EU Member States, as far as data are available. It aims to analyse how GEPs have both impacted and are impacting the economic situation of women in the EU, analyses national legislation and collective agreements in connection with GEPs, analyses the impact of the crisis and subsequent austerity on GEPs and, more in-depth, analyses the substance and impact of GEPs in the private and public sectors in two Member States, Austria and Spain.

 

In a landmark judgment, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Russia breached the rights of LGBTI activists, who had complained about the effects of the country’s infamous ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation. The federal law was adopted in 2013 and bans the “promotion” or “propaganda” of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism.

 

Over the last decade, new fundamental rights laws and policies have been adopted and specialist institutions created. But fundamental rights challenges still remain and rights are under attack, underlining the lack of a fundamental rights culture across institutions and societies, as the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals in its 2017 Fundamental Rights Report.

 

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