2014/2152(INI)

EU strategy for equality between women and men post 2015

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2014/2152(INI) EU strategy for equality between women and men post 2015
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion EMPL KOZŁOWSKA-RAJEWICZ Agnieszka (EPP)
Lead FEMM NOICHL Maria (S&D) GÁLL-PELCZ Ildikó (EPP), WIŚNIEWSKA Jadwiga (ECR), MLINAR Angelika (ALDE), BJÖRK Malin (GUE/NGL), URTASUN Ernest (Verts/ALE)
Lead committee dossier: FEMM/8/01459
Legal Basis RoP 052
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Activites

  • 2015/06/09 Results of vote in Parliament
    • Results of vote in Parliament
    • T8-0218/2015 summary
  • 2015/06/08 Debate in Parliament
  • 2015/05/13 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0163/2015 summary
  • 2015/05/06 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2014/11/24 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

Votes

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 2/1

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 498 52 11 15 46 1 158 171 44 0
Against 163 4 50 25 0 41 39 4 0 0
Abstain 19 4 0 3 0 5 3 2 2 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 2/2

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 460 58 7 17 45 2 110 174 47 0
Against 182 1 52 23 0 38 66 2 0 0
Abstain 33 2 2 3 0 7 19 0 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 13

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 557 59 12 17 49 8 188 176 48 0
Against 94 0 50 7 0 25 11 1 0 0
Abstain 43 2 3 19 0 14 5 0 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 24

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 369 54 1 15 49 1 33 170 46 0
Against 281 5 51 14 0 43 164 4 0 0
Abstain 40 3 12 14 0 3 7 1 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 31/3

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 357 50 7 15 43 1 28 170 43 0
Against 285 3 55 14 1 46 160 5 1 0
Abstain 47 7 3 15 4 0 13 2 3 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 40/3

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 484 41 2 16 31 3 176 171 44 0
Against 175 16 64 27 6 38 20 3 1 0
Abstain 37 5 0 1 12 6 9 3 1 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 52

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 404 59 21 14 42 4 50 168 46 0
Against 250 0 35 17 0 41 151 5 1 0
Abstain 44 3 11 13 6 2 7 2 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 53

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 398 57 16 14 47 2 44 172 46 0
Against 270 2 40 28 0 39 157 3 1 0
Abstain 29 3 9 2 2 6 5 2 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 60

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 381 53 5 15 47 6 38 171 46 0
Against 274 8 49 28 0 34 152 2 1 0
Abstain 39 1 10 1 2 7 16 2 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 67

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 326 45 0 0 47 5 9 172 48 0
Against 354 11 62 43 2 42 190 3 1 0
Abstain 22 6 5 0 0 0 8 3 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - § 68

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 420 58 19 14 43 6 63 169 48 0
Against 220 2 37 14 0 39 122 5 1 0
Abstain 59 2 9 15 6 2 20 5 0 0

A8-0163/2015 - Maria Noichl - proposition de résolution de la commission FEMM

2015/06/09
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 341 43 1 15 41 2 19 175 45 0
Against 281 5 62 28 1 46 135 2 2 0
Abstain 81 14 4 1 7 0 53 1 1 0
AmendmentsDossier
573 2014/2152(INI) EU strategy for equality between women and men post 2015
2015/02/10 EMPL 112 amendments...
source: PE-549.162
2015/03/10 FEMM 448 amendments...
source: PE-551.892
2015/04/15 EMPL 13 amendments...
source: PE-554.787

History

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2015-11-04
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  • The European Parliament adopted by 341 votes to 281, with 81 abstentions, a resolution on the EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015.

    Parliament recalled that gender equality is a basic value of the EU and that the EU has assumed the specific task of integrating it in all its activities. It noted that the EU cannot remain tied to redundant and environmentally unsustainable economic models based on an outdated distribution of work along gender lines which has been superseded by the integration of women in the labour market. It suggested, on the contrary, a new, socially sustainable model based on knowledge and innovation that incorporates the full range of women’s talents in the productive fabric.

    It is within this context that it made a number of general recommendations which may be summarised as follows:

    • drawing up and adopting a new separate strategy for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Europe aimed at creating equal opportunities and based on the priority areas of the previous strategy with a view to ending all forms of discrimination suffered by women in the labour market, with respect to wages, pensions, decision-making, access to goods and services, reconciliation of family and working life and all forms of violence against women and to removing discriminatory structures and practices related to gender;
    • develop measures aimed at eliminating discrimination against all women in their diversity under a broader anti-discrimination strategy and a distinctive and separate LGBTI roadmap;
    • take account of women with disabilities as well as migrant women and ethnic minority women;
    • adopting a  common position as soon as possible on the proposal for a Council directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age, gender or sexual orientation, which has been blocked since its adoption by Parliament in April 2009;
    • strengthen and enforce the full exercise of collective bargaining in the private and public sectors, as an indispensable tool for regulating labour relations, fighting wage discrimination and promoting equality;
    • the assessment of the application of Directive 2004/113/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment of men and women in access to and supply of goods and services, to take into account instances of discrimination;
    • clarifying the role that it wishes the EU to play in the world and in working with the Member States, including their competent authorities with regard to the promotion of gender equality, both within and outside the Union’s borders, and to pursue these goals both through the concept of gender mainstreaming in all areas and through individual targeted and specific actions;
    • integrating the gender perspective and the fight against gender violence into EU foreign policy, development cooperation policy and international trade policy and to safeguard the necessary financial instruments and human resources.

    Parliament called on the Commission and Council to ensure that gender equality is incorporated in all the programmes, actions and initiatives launched under the Europe 2020 strategy and to introduce a specific pillar for equality between women and men within the strategy.

    It also called on the Commission and the Member States to gather, analyse and publish reliable statistical data broken down by gender and gender equality indicators in all policy areas and at all levels of governance.

    The Commission is called upon to draft the strategy in the form of a practical action plan covering the areas of violence against women, work and time, women in power and decision-making, financial resources, health, knowledge, education and the media, the wider world and institutional mechanisms and gender mainstreaming.

    Members emphasised the need to introduce, where applicable and in full respect of the EU’s competences, legislative inputs in order to strengthen the legal framework for gender equality.

    More specifically, further action is recommended in the following areas:

    • violence against women: Parliament reiterated its call for a strengthened approach by Member States to the prevention and suppression of all forms of violence against women and girls. It called on the Commission to include a definition of gender-based violence in line with the provisions of Directive 2012/29/EU in the future strategy and to present a comprehensive strategy on violence against women and girls and gender-based violence that contains a binding legislative act as soon as possible. It called on the Council to activate the passerelle clause by adopting a unanimous decision adding gender-based violence to the areas of crime listed in Article 83(1) TFEU. The resolution called for 2016 to be designated as the European Year for combating violence against women and girls. The Commission is called upon to enshrine ‘zero tolerance’ campaigns making society more aware of the problem of violence against women. It called on the Commission to assess the possibility of the EU acceding to the Istanbul Convention.  The Commission is also called upon to ensure that Member States enable the full legal recognition of a person’s preferred gender, including change of first name, social security number and other gender indicators on identity documents;
    • work and time: Parliament stressed the importance of flexible forms of work in allowing women and men to reconcile work and family life, provided the worker is free to make the choice, and instructed the Commission to coordinate and promote exchanges of best practices. It encouraged men’s participation and the introduction of paternity leave of at least 10 days and parental leave available to both parents but with strong incentives for fathers. Members also called for the adoption of the necessary measures to promote higher employment rates among women, such as affordable care and childcare and adequate maternity. They recommended that, as the composition and definition of families change over time, family and work legislation be made more comprehensive with regard to single-parent families and LGBT parenting;
    • women in power and decision-making: Parliament called for specific measures to promote the equal representation of women and men in leadership positions in the strategy, and to support the Council in the negotiations for the adoption of the directive for a balanced representation of men and women on non-executive boards. It also called on Member States to create a more balanced representation of women and men in municipal councils, regional and national parliaments and the European Parliament;
    • financial resources: Parliament reiterated that Directive 2006/54/EC, in its current form, is not sufficiently effective to tackle the gender pay gap. This directive should be revised without delay;
    • health: the Commission is urged to include sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHRs) in its next EU Health Strategy, in order to ensure equality between women and men and complement national SRHR policies. Members called on the Commission and the Member States to act to implement sex education programmes in schools. Members called for high-quality, geographically appropriate and readily accessible services in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights and safe and legal abortion and contraception. Parliament called on the Commission to encourage Member States to promote (medical) fertility support and to end discrimination in access to fertility treatment and assisted reproduction. It also noted the importance of support for adoption;
    • culture, education, media: Parliament called on the Commission to support programmes to raise awareness of stereotypes, sexism and traditional gender roles in the education and media sector and emphasised in this regard that combating bullying and prejudice against LGBTI persons in schools;
    • international dimension: amongst other recommendations, Parliament underscored that it is absolutely necessary to integrate the gender perspective in all elements of food safety programming, because women are responsible for 80% of agriculture in Africa. It also emphasised the right to voluntarily access family planning services, including safe and legal abortion-related care. Members urged that the provision of humanitarian aid by the EU and the Member States should not be subject to restrictions imposed by other partner donors regarding necessary medical treatment, including access to safe abortion for women and girls who are victims of rape in armed conflicts. Parliament stressed the importance of a gender-sensitive asylum and migration policy. In this regard, it emphasised the indispensability of an individual right to stay.

    Lastly, Parliament called for an institutional mechanisms, gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting and gender impact assessment in all areas and for each legislative proposal at all levels of governance. It called on the Commission to collaborate with the Parliament and the Council and to call an annual EU summit for gender equality and women’s rights, to identify progress made, and to make renewed commitments.

    It should be noted that an alternative motion for resolution presented by the EPP group was rejected in plenary.

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