The European Parliament is holding its first ever European Gender Equality Week from 26 to 29 October. This is an initiative of the Women’s Rights Committee. According to a press release from the European Parliament, 2020 sees the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
This important milestone provides an opportunity to discuss the achievements and future challenges for the advancement of girls’ and women’s rights and gender equality.
Therefore, the European Parliament, at the initiative of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee, decided to hold for the first time a European Gender Equality Week from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 October. To mark the occasion, all EP Committees have been invited to either hold a debate, a presentation, an exchange of views, or a hearing on topics related to gender equality, and many of them replied favourably.