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International Women’s Day

Event date: 01/03/2018

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is held every year on 8 March.

Equality between women and men is one of the objectives of the European Union.
Over time, legislation, case-law and changes to the Treates have helped shore up this principle and its implementation in the EU. The European Parliament has always been a fervent defender of the principle of equality between men and women.

News history

During the plenary session (9-12 March 2020), MEPs discuss on the following topic: Women’s rights in the digital age

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During the plenary session (9-12 March 2020), MEPs discuss on the follwing topic: Women as key Agents for Change.

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International Women's Day (IWD) - Hearing on "The 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action"

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Antonio TAJANI, EP President, makes a statement on the International Women's Day 2019

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On 7 March, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality organises an inter-parliamentary committee meeting, which focus on young women in politics as well as women's real power in politics and how to boost it.

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Antonio TAJANI, EP President, opens the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality on the occasion of the International Women's Day 2018

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Videos

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Video. Duration: 00:58

Closing the gender pay gap

Background  -  03/03/2020
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Video. Duration: 01:28

Improving women’s presence in the media

News  -  05/03/2018
Video. Duration: 01:30

More women in science

News  -  10/02/2017