Gender equality on the agenda of the European Economic and Social Committee

“It’s up to us to make sure that the term gender equality is not just an empty phrase”, says Maria Nikolopoulou, President of EESC Equality Group.

The EESC’s External Relations Section held a debate during its section meeting dedicated to the situation of women in Latin America.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities worsening the situation of women in the region. Participants in the debate called for legislative reforms to the social and employment system in order to eliminate gender inequalities.

They also flagged up the role of civil society in the empowerment of women. The thematic discussion concluded the series of EESC events, following up on the European Parliament’s Gender Equality Week initiative started in October 2022.