Category Archives: Gender equality

Call to Action! Work-Life Balance? Ask your MEP to vote in favour of a solution-oriented report!

The European Parliament Committees on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights (FEMM) jointly prepared and voted a report on “Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance”. COFACE Families Europe has been actively involved … Continue reading

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Creating Labour Market Conditions Favourable for Work-Life Balance

Following the announcement by the European Commission of a new initiative called “New start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families”, the European Parliament Committees EMPL and FEMM, decided to draft jointly, an own initiative report … Continue reading

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Women domestic workers and carers & Parental Leave Directive reports

By Paola Panzeri During the month of February two important reports, on Women domestic workers and carers in the EU (2015/2094(INI)) and on the application of Parental Leave Directive (2015/2097(INI)) were approved respectively in the FEMM (women’s rights and gender … Continue reading

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Reconciliation: a safety net for all families!

In August 2015, the Commission published a “Roadmap” for the initiative ‘A new start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families’ to replace the 2008 Commission proposal to revise the Maternity Leave Directive. The objective for … Continue reading

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Please mark your calendars! SDGs and Gender Equality conference is coming!

First of all let me wish you a bright and fruitful New Year. For COFACE, 2016 will be dedicated to “New policies for 21st century families”. We will be dealing with exciting topics this year such as financial inclusion, SDGs … Continue reading

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Domestic violence: How does it affect workplaces and access to work?

by Ana Pérez 25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Linking domestic violence and working life is arguably counterintuitive. An initial reaction is that violence is about people’s relationships and should not impinge on work. Arguably … Continue reading

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We are stuck on gender equality, so let’s change the game!

On the 21st October, the European Women’s Lobby organised a very interesting event in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Catherine Bearder, on advancing gender equality in business. Even though it was great to be listening to the panellists either … Continue reading

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