Progress on equality between women and men in 2012 : a Europe 2020 initiative

The European Union has enshrined gender equality as a fundamental right. The Staff Working Document on Progress on Equality between Women and Men in 2012 presents recent developments in gender equality and statistics in all fields covered by the Strategy for equality between women and men (2010-2015): equal economic independence; equal pay for equal work and work of equal value; equality in decision-making; dignity, integrity and an end to gender-based violence; and gender equality in external actions.