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  • ATGENDER 2013 Spring Conference

    The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation (ATGENDER) has established a tradition of organizing Spring Conferences dedicated to learning and teaching women’s, gender and feminist studies. The next conference is hosted by the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg. The ATGENDER Spring Conference will be inspired by your contributions and submitted proposals, and will offer panels...

  • 3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender

    The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics . Over the past twenty years, the research conducted in this field has expanded significantly and the number of gender and politics scholars participating in the ECPR Joint Sessions and General Conferences has...

  • The gender dimension in the Europe 2020 Strategy

    The Europe 2020 Strategy sets out a number of new goals in terms of employment, innovation, education, social inclusion, climate and energy. Yet when it comes to achieving the targets set out in the Europe 2020 Strategy, the starting points of men and women are quite different . On Friday 22 March 2013, the EESC will be presenting its own-initiative...

  • Business Forum: Equality Pays Off - A Europe 2020 Initiative

    Linked to the European Equal Pay Day and the initiative Equality Pays Off , a business forum will take place on 21 March 2013. Around 150 European company representatives will meet in Brussels and exchange their ideas on strategies to better access the labour force potential of women by increasing gender equality and thereby contributing to a reduction of the...

  • Time to improve men's health. The next step for the EU?

    Meet the EU's Health Commissioner Tonio Borg to discuss the following question: "What will the EU do to improve men's health in Europe?" The topics covered in this seminar will be men's mental health and suicide, divorce and single life, sexual health and men's use of health services as well as the Commission's future work with men's health. Further information...

  • 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

    The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013. Representatives from Member States , UN entities, and NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The two-week session...

  • Register for UEFGM e-learning Course on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

    The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is pleased to announce United to END FGM (UEFGM), a free-of-charge e-learning tool , offering information and practical advice about female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe. Primarily designed for health and asylum service professionals working in Europe, the online course is also of use to NGOs, including women’s organisations and shelters offering treatment...

  • Meeting on female genital mutilation

    In connection to the International Women's Day on the 8 March 2013 EIGE will organise a meeting on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the frame of EIGE’s study to map the current situation and trends of FGM in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. It is focusing on: good practices identified in the prevention, protection, prosecution, provision of services...

  • EU Side Event "Trafficking of women and girls as a form of violence against women: the EU response"

    This side event will present the European Union's framework for addressing trafficking of women and girls as a form of violence against women. It will bring together EU Member States, EU Institutions, other countries, international organisations and civil society to exchange practices and approaches. The EU wants to underline that a gender-specific, human-rights approach is needed in tackling this complex...