“The European Commission adopted a five-year strategy for promoting equality between women and men in Europe. The strategy aims in particular to make better use of women’s potential, thereby contributing to the EU’s overall economic and social goals.
Despite the progress made towards equality in recent years, women, on average, still earn 18% less than men in the EU. They are also under-represented in top decision-making roles and far more likely to be victims of domestic violence.
As well as being a fundamental right, gender equality is also crucial for the EU’s growth and competitiveness. Getting more women in the job market will help the EU meet its 75% employment target by 2020.”
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