UN Women for International Women’s Day: “It’s all about implementation!”

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, we talked to the director of UN Women’s office in Brussels, Dagmar Schumacher, about reaching gender equality by 2030, the HeForShe campaign, and how Europe can lead the way in empowering women and girls DSW: We are six months on from the agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals in New York last year in …

International Women’s Day 2016 – join the debate on gender equality on March 8!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

International Women’s Day 2016 is fast approach on March 8. This time around, as with every year, we are working hard to make sure that women’s economic empowerment and gender equality are priorities for European politicians. Only by being firm in our commitment for gender equality, will we have any chance to hit the targets for 2030 set for the …

The EU Gender Action Plan – political commitment or business as usual?

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

On Tuesday June 24th, I represented CONCORD Europe (the group in Brussels representing European development NGOs) at the European Parliament Development Committee for a hearing on gender equality and development – and in particular the upcoming EU Gender Action Plan. Together with Dagmar Schumacher, the head of UN Women in Brussels, Federica Petrucci, and Jean-Louis Ville, both working with the …