On 14 October 2013, MEPs voted to support a requirement that companies have boards with at least 40% women.
In May 2013, the European Parliament voted in favour of an EU-wide protection order that will protect victims of domestic violence.
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women culminated in the adoption of agreed conclusions for actions to end violence against women and girls.
On 14 January 2013, the Government published a White Paper outlining proposals to reform the State Pension into a single-tier State Pension.
On 14 November 2012, the European Commission proposed EU legislation to accelerate progress towards a better gender balance on the corporate boards of European companies.
On 8 June 2012, the UK signed the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
In May 2012, the European Parliament urged the European Commission to improve existing EU legislation to close the gender pay gap, including stricter sanctions on employers.
On 25 November 2011, the coalition government launched a paper outlining their ambition and guiding principles to tackle violence against women and girls.
On 4 November 2011, the Minister for Women announced plans to support women in business, including a Women’s Business Council.
In September 2011, the Government launched the ‘Think, Act, Report’ initiative, aimed at improving transparency on gender equality issues in the private and voluntary sector.