Join us for a ‘Conversation with’ Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, we will discuss her areas of responsibility to explore how the highs and lows of this wide and important brief affects the everyday lives of European citizens in terms of equality and rights.
This event – What’s the scorecard on gender equality? - is part of our ’Conversation with’ series. This year we’re taking the opportunity to audit EU commissioners and give them the opportunity to engage in a candid conversation about their mandate and importantly the unfinished work which should be a priority for the next Commission.
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‘Conversation with’ Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
As we near the end of the Commission term: What’s the scorecard on gender equality?
The EU has set itself out to be a watchdog for gender equality, yet only 9 out of 28 EU Commissioners and 37% of members of the current European Parliament are women. The glass ceiling, though it has risen over the past decades, has not shattered. The gender-pay gap and continued male dominance in decision-making positions show that efforts made haven’t been enough. Why do some still consider ‘feminism’ a bad word?
- How do we break the glass ceiling in Europe and ensure gender parity at leadership level?
- How would an increased level of women in leadership positions affect policies?
- How do we ensure more women participate as voters, candidates and political party leaders in the upcoming European elections?
Shada Islam, Director for Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe
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