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Gender Equality Reforms

Although inequalities still exist, the EU has made notable progress in gender equality over the last decades. Thanks to purposeful legislation, balanced policies and specific measures, encouraging trends and advances can already be distinguished. However, gender gaps remain and in the labour market women are still over-represented in lower paid sectors and under-represented in decision-making positions.

The EU Gender Equality Strategy strives to further strengthen policy objectives and actions with the aim of making significant progress by 2025 towards a gender-equal Europe.

To support the objectives, the Commission has already backed several projects throughout the Member States, doubling down on its commitment and with many more projects planned for the coming years.