Equinet report: ‘Equality bodies and the Gender Goods and Services Directive’

Published in October 2014, this Equinet Report on the Application of Directive 2004/113/EC touches upon an area which is less known and often newer for equality bodies working on gender equality: access to and supply of goods and services.

The report shows that in order to ensure the effective implementation on the ground, there is a need for equality bodies to have a mandate and for these bodies to be independent and effective.

It also suggests some areas for improvement of the legal framework, based on the experience of equality bodies.