The European Parliament is October 24 to 30 organising a Gender Equality Week for the third time. Committees and delegations will hold a series of discussions and public hearings on topics related to gender equality.
Hearings and discussions include Afghanistan and the regional impact of the Taliban takeover; how to change EU Treaties to achieve more gender equality; depathologisation of transgender and non-binary persons and sexuality and relationships education for boys and shaping attitudes to fight gender-based violence, gender stereotypes and secure respect for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
“The Russian aggression in Ukraine, the economic and energy crisis, the escalation of gender-based violence remind us that women always pay the highest price. We need to provide them with targeted support and fulfill our promises for better working conditions, higher salaries, combating gender-based violence and so much more! Initiatives like the Gender Equality Week show that achieving gender equality is a task we can only fulfill together”, Vice-President responsible for the week Evelyn Regner (S&D, AT) and Chair of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee Robert Biedroń (S&D, PL) say in a statement.