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UNI Europa Women’s Committee calls on the Turkish Government to urgently reconsider the withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention

Wednesday 31 March 2021

With a Presidential decision dated March 19, 2021 and issued by President and ruling AKP Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has withdrawn from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence. The President of Turkey was strategically waiting for the best time to pull the trigger. In Turkey,…

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50/50 by 2020 – Are we there & what is next?

Friday 4 December 2020

Perspectives for gender equality in the European Audiovisual sector beyond 2020 An online event – Friday 11 December from 11:00 till 13:00 To register, click here. The campaign ‘50/50 by 2020’ was launched by the Swedish Film Institute at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Highlighting the still blatant underrepresentation of women in front and…

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For the right of self-determination of women in Poland, UNI Europa Women’s Committee stands united and condemns!

Friday 20 November 2020

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, violence and abuse against women has considerably increased in Europe. The UNI Europa Women’s Committee stands united to firmly condemn the attack on women’s reproductive rights and sexual self-determination in Poland. The country’s restrictions on abortion are among the tightest in Europe and are about to become tighter. Abortion…

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Striking cleaners call on von der Leyen to deliver pay transparency promise

Friday 13 November 2020

  Cleaners going on strike today are among women working on the Covid frontline who have spoken out about the need for an EU pay transparency directive to end the undervaluation of their work. Some 600,000 cleaners, 70% of which are women, working in Italian hospitals, nursing homes, schools, universities, factories and offices are staging…

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Letter to President von der Leyen: don’t drop the ball on pay equality

Monday 11 May 2020

UNI Europa has sent a letter to European Commission President von der Leyen over concerns that progress towards the EU Pay Transparency Directive is being put on hold. Highlighting the importance of raising ambition, the letter argues for a new normal after the Covid-19 crisis, in which working women are no longer paid less for…

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