The 8th March – International Women’s Day is a milestone for the rights of women across the world.
This year, Karen Ellemann, Minister for Equal Opportunities of Denmark, on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, stated: “The Council of Europe has just adopted a new Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023, to help progress towards de facto gender equality at all levels and in all areas. Denmark will host the launching conference of this new strategy, entitled “Gender Equality: Paving the way” in Copenhagen on 3-4 May 2018. One of the Chairmanship’s objectives is to strengthen gender equality work in the Council of Europe with a particular focus on how to involve more men in promoting gender equality.”
The European Commission published a press release entitled “International Women’s Day 2018: Women’s empowerment matters for the future of Europe“, following the release of its 2018 report on equality between men and women.
The EU Justice and Consumers published the following video in an effort to raise awareness about everyday violence against women among those who overlook it or consider it harmless or normal.