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Joint Call to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU

Ahead of the European Council, the European Women’s Lobby together with Women in Development Europe (WIDE+), CARE International and COFACE Families Europe called on European leaders to put gender equality at the heart of the future budget of the EU. At a time where European societies are confronted with a severe backlash against women’s rights, it is of utmost importance that the EU does not take a step backwards.

Together with these organisations, we called for a clear commitment to equality between women and men in the negotiations on the future EU budget post-2020 in line with treaty obligations, namely as a horizontal key priority in the multiannual financial framework 2021-2017, and inclusion of a gender mainstreaming clause in the Common Provisions for the seven shared management funds.

See full call here: https://www.womenlobby.org/Call-to-put-gender-equality-at-the-heart-of-the-future-budget-of-the-EU