08 May: GAP III – Will the EU achieve global gender equality in a post-COVID-19 world?

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

One of the founding values of the European Union is gender equality. In 1957, gender equality became part of the Treaty of Rome when the principle of equal pay for work of equal value became part of it. Over the past decades, the EU has prominently worked for equal treatment legislation, gender mainstreaming (integration of a gender perspective into all policies) and specific measures for the advancement of women. However, whilst there has been some improvement in gender equality statistics since 1957, the European Union is still far from equality. …