Women's rights

The #MeToo effect
The fight against harassment, demands for more influential roles in the world of cinema: since Me Too, the movement for women's rights has accelerated. Women no longer want to be silent but denounce the harassment, sexual assault and violence which they are victims of. They want equality with men in their professional lives and in business. With women at the head of the European Commission and of national governments (across the bloc?), Europe is at the forefront of this fight.
Women take part in a protest demanding justice for victims of gender violence at Constitution Square in Guatemala City on October 10, 2020. Photo: Johan Ordonez / AFP
Women take part in a protest demanding j […]

Pandemic inflames violence against women

No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence which has surged during lockdowns, as the day marking the fight to end violence against women is held
ARCHIV - ILLUSTRATION - Eine Frau steht am 07.12.2010 in Berlin und erklärt eine mittels Beamer an die Wand projezierte Statistik. In Deutschland sind deutlich mehr Frauen berufstätig als in den meisten anderen EU-Ländern. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt/dpa (zu dpa «In Deutschland haben mehr Frauen einen Job als im EU-Schnitt» vom 07.03.2014) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - ILLUSTRATION - Eine Frau steht […]

Employed women in the EU

This online graphic shows the share of employed women aged 20 to 64 in the EU.
European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde speaks during the 16th Congress of Regions (Congres des Regions) in Saint-Ouen, north of Paris on October 19, 2020. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)
European Central Bank (ECB) President Ch […]

ECB’s Lagarde says business needs more women leaders

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde says there are still too few women in top jobs, and that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem
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