The report shows that women employment rate is 62.1%, compared to 75.1% for men, meaning the EU
can only reach the overall Europe 2020 target rate of 75% employment with a
strong commitment to gender equality.
The gender pay gap has narrowed
slightly across the EU. On average, women earn 16.4% less than men for every
Finally, to fight gender-based violence
the Commission proposed a package of measures to strengthen the rights of crime
victims. This included a series of measures specifically aimed at helping women
who fall victim to domestic violence.