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EU Council Adopts Gender Action Plan 2016-2020

EU plans to focus on four key areas for gender equality through their external relations

03.11.2015 |




On 26 October 2015, the EU Council adopted the new Gender Action Plan (GAP) (13201/15) “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016-2020”, which follows the Gender Action Plan 2010-2015.

This plan focuses on the implementation of four pivotal and ambitious areas outlined in the GAP throughout EU external actions:

  • Ensuring girls’ and women's physical and psychological integrity;
  • Promoting the social and economic rights / empowerment of women and girls;
  • Strengthening girls' and women's voice and participation;
  • Shifting the institutional culture to deliver more effectively on EU commitments.

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