Violence Against Women

02 Jun: A Union of Equality, but not in times of a pandemic.

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

Europe should not only be considering how to prevent future pandemics – there will for sure be more as warfare changes from weapons to biological and psychological warfare – but it must also ensure it has the right policies , and people, in place to deal effectively with any future crises. Discussion on public policy solutions to future-proof such incidents must take place now and with the full participation and cooperation of European civil society. We are all in this together. 

One reason to plan ahead is that in this …

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. …