Gender equality and discrimination in European Institutions

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Girls and women under-represented in ICT

2017.04.26

About 1.4 million people were studying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the European Union (EU) in 2015. Girls were largely in a minority, accounting for only 17% of all ICT students. Across the ...

Rape, a shock survey among Europeans

2016.12.01

She was drunk or under the influence of drugs; she wore a low-cut or a sexy dress; she has not clearly said no; She went to his house. For 27% of Europeans rape is ...

WEgate, the new pan-European platform for women entrepreneurs

2016.10.10

WEgate is a unique pan-European gateway for women’s entrepreneurship in Europe. Launched by the European Commission, it combines information and resources needed to start and grow a business. It offers inspiration, peer-support and networking ...

8 March with the only two female MEPs with disabilities

2016.03.08

This 8 March, we decided to celebrate International Women's Day by presenting the only two women with disabilities elected to the European Parliament. The first is the MEP Kostadinka Kuneva. In her home country of ...

How many female asylum seekers are there in Europe?

2016.03.08

In 2014, 186,000 women applied for asylum in one of the 28 EU Member States. On the occasion of International Women's Day 2016, the European Parliament focuses on the situation of women refugees. Fleeing ...