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Gender equality - 19.05.2017
For her hard work in favour of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, one of CEMR’s proudest achievements, Edite Estrela was awarded the CEMR medal on 18 May. Congratulations!
Gender equality - 12.05.2017
On 28 April, signatories of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life were invited to a workshop in Washington D.C. to share good practices in gender equality and mainstreaming that can be reproduced in decentralisation projects in Latin America. This event was organised by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Equality & Employment - 26.01.2017Gender equality and employment are very strongly linked, especially in the public sector. In fact, CEMR’s expert groups on gender equality and on local and regional governments as employers had their first joint meeting of the year on 24 January.
Among the topics addressed, they discussed work-life balance, well-being at work and how to achieve equal participation of women and men in the labour market and in family life.
Gender equality - 25.01.2017work programme for 2017, as well as their action plan for women’s day on 8 March, and preparations for the Bilbao conference coming up in 2018. Stay tuned – more info on that front coming up soon.
Gender equality - 19.01.2017Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. Korça is the sixth largest city in Albania, with almost 80,000 inhabitants. We wish them lots of success in the elaboration of their action plan for the equality of women and men in local life.
This new signature was facilitated by the collaboration of UN Women in Albania.
Equality - 07.09.2016SALAR, was one of the first member associations to sign CEMR’s Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. They held a celebration yesterday for the 10th anniversary of the Charter.
The Charter has now has been signed by over 1,600 towns and regions in Europe – and over one hundred of those are in Sweden.
Gender equality - 17.06.2016European Parliament and now the Council. The Council of Ministers’ decision to press for the adoption of an EU strategy on gender equality is good news as it is in line with what CEMR advocates. It is now up to the European Commission to ensure that gender equality becomes a reality by considering adopting a Communication that reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of gender equality in all EU policy areas.
This is CEMR’s message following the Council meeting*, held on 16 June, where a package of conclusions was adopted in response to the Commission's strategic engagement for gender equality. CEMR will continue to lobby the Commission to make sure that its proposals to address gender inequalities have the formal status they merit.
Work-Life Balance - 03.05.2016proposals for action to address Work-Life Balance. The responses will aid the development of a common European position for towns and regions as well as for discussion at the political level.
The survey will remain open (only for CEMR members) until 6 May 2016.
For further information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender equality - 10.12.2015UCLG), on 6 December, in the city hall of Paris.
Organised in the margins of the COP21 negotiations, the event gathered local elected representatives worldwide to put forward the gender equality approach in the fight against climate change, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to shape sustainable urban policies.
Read a full article on the event on the website of the Charter of the Observatory for equality of women and men in local life.
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