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26-04-2021 03:15 PM CEST

Women doctors, women leaders
The Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), in collaboration with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments, will organize an Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting celebrating the IWD 2021 on Thursday, 4 March 2021, from 9.00 to 12.00 entitled "We are strong: Women leading the fight against Covid-19".

This event will benefit from the valuable contributions of Heads of States and Governments, Members of the European Parliament and of National Parliaments across the EU, frontline workers and other distinguished guests.

FEMM IWD 2021 will provide a global forum for an exchange of experiences and best practices in advancing women's empowerment during crises such as the one triggered by COVID-19.


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26-04-2021 02:56 PM CEST

Child on a table with parents in the background
On 25 March 2021, the JURI Committee and the FEMM Committee will consider the amendments to the joint draft own-initiative report on "The impact of intimate partner violence and custody rights on women and children".

In the draft report, the co-rapporteurs strongly condemn all forms of violence against women and deplore the fact that women continue to be exposed to intimate partner violence. The draft report stresses that the protection of women and children from violence and the best interests of the child must be paramount and calls for mandatory targeted training for judicial and law enforcement officers about domestic violence and its mechanisms. It calls on the Commission and the Member States to provide quality, gender-segregated and comparable EU-wide data and to promote better access to legal protection.

369 amendments have been tabled.



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26-04-2021 11:56 AM CEST

Women's rights
The FEMM committee and the INGE Committee held a joint hearing on "Foreign interference on the financing of anti-choice organisations in the EU" on 25 March 2021.

This hearing looked into the issue of foreign interference on the financing of anti-abortion/anti-choice organisations in the EU that undermine Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of women.

Experts provided their information and data about anti-choice movements in some specific Member States and in the EU, in general.


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26-04-2021 11:19 AM CEST

FEMM Meeting

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through web-streaming.

Following these decisions, the next meetings will take place via multilingual remote participation on:
  • 10 May 2021, 9.00 - 11.00, 13.45 - 15.45 and 16.45 - 17.30 (joint meeting)
  • 11 May 2021, timing tbc

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