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Institute for the Equality of Women and Men

August 12th 2011


The mission of the Institute is to guarantee and promote the equality of women and men and to fight against any form of discrimination and inequality based on gender in all aspects of life through the development and implementation of an adequate legal framework, appropriate structures, strategies, instruments and actions.

The organisation is a predominantly promotion-type and legal support body [1].

Contact details:

Postal address: Rue Ernest Blérot 1, 1070 Brussels, Belgium

Helpline: +32 800 12 800

Telephone: +32 2 233 42 65

General email address:


Contact person for media enquiries:

- A more detailed profile of the organisation is available below:

[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly promotion-type equality bodies “spend the bulk of their time and resources on a broader mix of activities that include supporting good practice in organisations, raising awareness of rights, developing a knowledge base on equality and non-discrimination, and providing legal advice and assistance to individual victims of discrimination” (page 44).