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Gender Equality

GENDER EQUALITY Debating Europe European Commission proposes legislation to introduce a 40% objective for women on boards based on merit Goods and Services Directive 2012 extends gender equality legislation employment field for the first outside the time 2004 Parental Leave Directive introduces the individual 1996 right to paternity leave 1992 Pregnant Workers Directive introduces a statutory right 1957 1976 to maternity leave of at least 14 weeks Equal Treatment Directive provides for the elimination of sex discrimination in access to employment, training, working conditions, promotion or dismissal Treaty of Rome introduces the principle of equal pay for men and women EMPLOYMENT TOTAL EMPLOYMENT, EU-27, in January 2013 45% of all employed persons LATVIA MALTA were women and 55% men. 52% 34% PERSONS EMPLOYED PART-TIME, EU-27, 2011 32.1% women were employed part-time, compared to 9% of men. NETHERLANDS BULGARIA 76.7% 2.6% EMPLOYMENT RATE & CHILDREN without children = 75.8% without children = 80.3% The more children, the lower the employment rate for women in the = 71.3% = 87.4% EU-27 IN 2009 = 69.2% = 90.6% = 54.7% + = 85.4% %3D GENDER PAY GAP EU-27, 2010 A Largest pay gap ESTONIA v Smallest pay gap SLOVENIA AVERAGE GENDER €, PAY GAP 27.7% 0.9% 16.2% WOMEN AT WORK WOMEN IN WOMEN IN POLITICS TECHNOLOGY Share of women in the European digital sector Women MEPS In the European Parliament, 2012 30% 35% Many of them in junior roles FINLAND 62% v MALTA Share of women on the boards of the largest publicly listed companies, 2010-12 0% Women presidents/chairpersons of large companies WOMEN ON COMPANY Women 3.2% 13.7% BOARDS Men 96.8% Sources: Eurostat, Euractiv, EC, EWL

Gender Equality

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The infographic presents milestones of EU gender equality legislation, as well as data on gender pay gap and women in employment, in technology, in politics and on company boards in the EU.


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