Equal Care: how the EU promotes gender-equal divison of care work
The Observatory is currently working on a Dossier on the topic of Equal Care. The focus is on the European Union's Work-life Balance Directive and how it supports a gender-equal division of care work in the EU Member States.
The Dossier will be published by the end of this year.
Observatory's new publications on the right to abortion in Europe
The Observatory has been focussing its research on the right to abortion in Europe. With our two publications, we are making a substantive contribution to the Europe-wide debate about this:
Dossier on the right to abortion in Europe: It engages with European, national, and civil society perspectives on the right to abortion. Transnationally linked opponents of abortion do not just seek to ban abortions; they also question gender equality in Europe. As a result, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law are threatened.
Working Paper on regulation and provision of abortion compared: It contrasts regulations and provision of pregnancy termination in five EU Member States with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and the vision of reproductive justice. It shows what they should do to guarantee the rights and health of pregnant people effectively.
EU Monitoring: Current socio-political developments in EuropeIn our EU-Monitoring, we provide a regular overview of the activities of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the European civil society organisations in the field of social policy. A special focus is on issues in the fields of child and youth policy, family and reconciliation policy, gender equality policy and policy for older people.
Accompanying the EU Monitoring, we publish focus issues in which the European Union's sociopolitical relevant measures and strategies are presented.
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Please note that the EU-Monitoring is only published in German.