Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), the European Commission is reaffirming its commitment to tackle gender inequalities across the EU.
This internal note on the proposed Horizontal Directive aims to give you updated information on the state of play regarding the negotiations of the text, and to encourage you to engage at the national level as appropriate to advance the position of your country.
The Horizontal Antidiscrimination Directive proposed by the European Commission in 2008 aims to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, age, disability and religion or belief outside employment, including areas such as education, social protection, healthcare and access to goods and services (including housing).
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The ‘Turn off discrimination, turn on rights’ campaign has been developed by the Italian Office against Discrimination (UNAR) in order to raise public awareness on the need to remove all forms of discrimination and to inform victims about the tools of complaint available.
On the eve of International Women’s Day on Sunday (8 March), the EU is seen as dragging its feet on fulfilling its promise on gender equality.