The principle of equality and non-discrimination of workers is a fundamental right that is recognised internationally.
EU (European Union) policies, in addition to the specific ones of each EU member state, offer a framework in the defence of equal rights. Economic independence of women and gender equality have been fundamental principles of the EU policy since the Treaty of Rome (1957).
The main lines of action include:
The Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 presents policy objectives and actions to make significant progress by 2025 towards a gender-equal Europe.
The key objectives are:
The Strategy pursues a dual approach of gender mainstreaming combined with targeted actions, and intersectionality is a horizontal principle for its implementation.
Different international organisations have stated through agreements, treaties and conventions, different lines of action regarding equality and rights of female workers. These policies underpin the international labour standards.
International Labour Organization (ILO):
If you want to expand your knowledge on the subject, we suggest reading the “ABC of women workers’ rights and gender equality”, which includes an exhaustive description of the main topics on workers’ rights.
The United Nations has worked to encourage gender equality
Explore the resources of your country!
Let’s take a look on the main bodies promoting equality in the FENCE project countries: