European Institutions

The European Union portal
The European Union portal is available in the 23 official Union languages. You will find all the information you want on the EU, its institutions, its policies and how it is run.
European Commission, web page devoted to gender equality
The web page Gender Equality is part of the Directorate General for Social Affairs and Employment of the European Commission and presents all of the work initiated by the EU to achieve parity. Information on the differences in remuneration between men and women, on the exchange of good practice, on the integration of the notion of gender into all European policies and on the roadmap for gender equality are presented.
European Parliament web page of the Parliamentary Committee "Women's rights and gender equality."
This page on the European Parliament's website includes all of the work undertaken by the Parliamentary Committee "Women's Rights and Gender Equality", member MEPs together with the resolutions that the European Parliament has adopted in this area.
Council of Europe site devoted to gender equality
Provides information about all of the work undertaken by the Council of Europe in terms of gender equality on an intergovernmental level.

Institutions in Spain

Ministry for Equality
Spanish site on the Spanish gender equality policy but not just that.
Women's Institute
Site in Spanish; the Institute is an autonomous institution that does answer however to the Ministry for Equality. It aims to promote gender equality and also to encourage Spanish women's participation in political, social and economic life.

Institutions in France

European Commission Representation in France
Includes all of the European Commission's initiatives and news in France.
European Parliament Information Bureau in France
Includes all of the European Commission's initiatives and news in France, as well as contact details to get there.
Ministry for Employment, Social Relations and Solidarity
This internet page is part of the Employment Ministry's site and is devoted to gender equality in France. Featured on the site are the equality label, statistics on women's situation in France, information on aid to set up a company designed for women.

Institutions in Greece

The General Secretariat for Equality at the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation Ministry
This site by the Interior Ministry looks into gender equality and presents the parity policy undertaken Europe wide and in Greece.
Research Centre for Gender Equality in Greece
A research centre funded by the Interior Ministry aims to undertake research on gender equality issues as well as to improve women's status in society and to enable them to advance in all area of public life.

Institutions in the Czech Republic

Employment and Social Affairs Ministry
Part of a site devoted to gender equality because this subject is covered by the competences of the Ministry and more precisely the Department for Gender Equality.
Committee for Equality at the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic
Presents the Committee's work, its members and proposed solutions.

Institutions in Romania

Employment, Family and Social Security Ministry
This Ministry has the prerogatives in the area of gender equality. Its organizational plan includes the Department for the Promotion and Monitoring of Women's Rights.
Committee for Equal Opportunities at the Chamber of Deputies
This page includes information on the Equal Opportunities Committee, its members, its work as well as a link to the legislation on women's rights in Romania.

Non-governmental Structures

Comparative analysis of gender equality structures, trans-national project funded by the DG Education and Culture
The site presents the goals and results of the trans-national project undertaken by several EU member states (UK, Lithuania, Finland, Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria) ; results include reports on gender equality structures in several countries of Europe.
The European Women's Lobby
Includes statistics on women's situation in Europe in several areas such as women and poverty, women and health, women on the labour market, women in decision making, women and the media and violence against women.
The Global Fund for women
This world NGO funds associations' projects on all continents ; it provides an overall view of women's situation in the world.
The global data base for women
This joint project by the University of Stockholm and the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance collates data on the quota systems established in the world; choose a country to have access to the data.
2008/2009 Report of the United Nations Development Fund for women
“Who answers to women? Gender and accountability Progress of the world’s Women 2008/2009” is a UNIFEM’s report on gender equality. It is a multi-author work that provides examples of how women are demanding accountability for action on commitments to promote gender equality and women’s rights from national governments, justice and law enforcement systems, employers and service providers, as well as international institutions.
Communication handbook for women in politics
“Instructor’s Handbook, Communicative Skills for Women in Politics. Parity in Decision-Making Centers: Women in the Heart of Europe” is a paper of the Research Centre for Gender Equality (2005) which presents in its first part useful informative material for women in politics and argumentation that can be used by them in their public speeches. The second part includes workshop models that aiming to improve the communicative skills of women in politics during their public appearances, television and radio interviews, high level meetings, press releases etc.
Gender equality and development
“Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World” is a study based on the findings of the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD) ongoing gender research and over 60 specially commissioned studies. The report’s analysis is centered on the economic and political reforms of the 1990s. The report presents strong arguments for why gender equality must be placed at the core of efforts to reorient the development agenda.