Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

The committee of Women's Rights and Gender Equality is responsible for:

  • The definition, promotion and protection of women's rights in the Union and related Community measures;
  • The promotion of women's rights in third countries;
  • Equal opportunities policy, including equality between men and women with regard to labour market opportunities and treatment at work;
  • The removal of all forms of discrimination based on sex;
  • The implementation and further development of gender mainstreaming in all policy sectors;
  • The follow-up and implementation of international agreements and conventions involving the rights of women;
  • Information policy on women.