Press Release: Commission to tackle gender inequality with new roadmap and EUR50 million gender institute

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Series Details IP/06/263 (3.3.06)
Publication Date 03/03/2006
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The European Commission on 3 March 2006 published a new gender equality roadmap outlining 21 specific activities over the next five years to tackle gender inequality in the European Union. Proposed Commission activities in the 'Roadmap for equality between men and women 2006-10' include helping set up a new €50 million European Institute for Gender Equality, reviewing all existing EU gender equality law, increasing awareness of gender inequality, ensuring gender equality is considered in all policies and pressing for better statistics. The roadmap aimed to, inter alia, tackle the pay gap between men and women, support better work/life balance, eliminate violence and trafficking, support gender budgeting and promote gender equality both within and outside the EU.

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European Commission: COM(2006) 92, Communication ... A Roadmap for equality between women and men 2006-2010, 1.3.06

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