Join us for a ‘Conversation with’ Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, we will discuss her areas of responsibility to explore how the highs and lows of this wide and important brief affects the everyday lives of European citizens in terms of equality and rights.
This event – What’s the scorecard on gender equality? - is part of our ’Conversation with’ series. This year we’re auditing EU commissioners and give them the opportunity to engage in a candid conversation about their mandate and importantly the unfinished work which should be a priority for the next Commission.
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‘Conversation with’ Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
What’s the scorecard on gender equality at the end of this term – is it balanced? The emergence of the high profile #MeToo movement demonstrated the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace; the enduring gender pay gap; the dominance of men in the top quartile of pay; that women’s representation in decision-making is woefully disproportionate; and out of 28 EU Commissioners only 9 are women - all point to the fact that the work on gender equality is not done.
- How can European leaders and policies help to break the glass ceiling and ensure gender parity at leadership level?
- How would the inclusive approach of having more women in leadership positions affect our future policy choices?
- Gender balance is a political must according to Juncker’s political guidelines – what must still be done to raising EU-wide awareness of this issue
Shada Islam, Director for Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe
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