Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union and one that has been enshrined in the Treaty from the very beginning, as the Treaty of Rome included a provision on equal pay. Over the last 60 years, societal changes and persistent policy efforts have established a trend towards gender equality. The EU has always been a major force behind these developments and will continue to play an important role in maintaining momentum and building on past achievements. The 2016-19 Strategic engagement for gender equality aims at pursuing these efforts in key policy areas.
This EIGE report analyses Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA, also called the ‘Victims’ Rights Directive’. The analysis has been conducted from a gender perspective.
The new European handbook on equality data promotes equality and contributes to fight against discrimination in the EU by analysing why and what kind of data should be collected in relation to equality and discrimination.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its third report on Bosnia and Herzegovina in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its fifth report on Luxembourg, in which it analyses recent developments and makes recommendations to the authorities.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made in 2014 to Germany and Belgium.
The Council of Europe (CoE) has started to address the issue of combatting sexist hate speech by looking at the potential use of existing standards and at policies on combating gender stereotypes.
This report, written by the European network of legal experts in gender equality and nondiscrimination, discusses the situation for people with psychosocial disabilities in the workplace in light of the Employment Equality Directive and other relevant anti-discrimination regulations, including the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The report specifically focuses on variations in national definitions of disability, issues of stigma and disclosure, and the right to reasonable accommodation for people with psychosocial disabilities.
This report provides a general overview of the ways in which EU gender equality law has been implemented in the domestic laws across Europe. The analysis is based on the country reports written by the gender equality law experts of the European equality law network (EELN). At the same time, this report explains the most important elements of the EU gender equality acquis. The term ‘EU gender equality acquis’ refers to all the relevant EU Treaty and EU Charter of Fundamental Rights provisions, legislation and the case law of the CJEU in relation to gender equality.
This report, written by the European network of legal experts in gender equality and nondiscrimination, presents the general trends in European anti-discrimination policy and points out some of the remaining dilemmas in the application of anti-discrimination legislation. It gives an overview of the main substantive issues in both directives: the grounds of discrimination, the definition of grounds and scope, exceptions to the principle of equal treatment and positive action, access to justice and effective enforcement, and Equality Bodies.