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Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy (2014-2020)

19/07/2016 - 11:42

Gender equality means equal visibility, empowerment, responsibility and participation for both women and men in all spheres of public and private life. It also means an equal access to and distribution of resources between women and men.

Although the legal status of women in Europe has undoubtedly improved during recent decades, efective equality is far from being a reality. Even if progress is visible (educational attainment, labour market participation, political representation), gender gaps persist in many areas, maintaining men in their traditional roles and constraining women’s opportunities to afrm their fundamental rights and assert their agency...

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