Gender equality is at the very heart of human rights. Ensuring gender equality worldwide is key for building a safe, free and prosperous world. Despite the progress made over the last 20 years, United Nations’ studies clearly show that the level of achievement of gender equality has been uneven across regions and within countries and is still very much deficient in some countries. Removing obstacles to ensuring equal opportunities for women and girls worldwide, ending all forms of discrimination and violence against them will benefit us all.
On Friday 25 May 2018 the EU organised a day of events in Member States across Europe and on social media to bring Gender Equality issues worldwide into the spotlight and raise awareness.
National and European VIPs, fun activities, surprise gifts marked the day!
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Your voice matters – your support counts!
The EU is a champion of women and girls’ rights both within Europe and globally. Gender equality is one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a core European value. We want to ensure that women and girls around the world participate fully in all aspects of their society – political, social and economic. Without them, we will never achieve truly sustainable development for all.
Empowering women and girls isn’t just the RIGHT thing to do; it’s the SMART thing to do.