European Commission report on ‘The Role of Men in Gender Equality’

‘The Role of Men in Gender Equality – European strategies & insights’ was released by the European Commission in June 2013.

The study is intended to fill the gap of specific and in-depth knowledge of the role and position of men in gender equality issues. The study is the synthesis of findings of 31 national reports on the 27 EU Member States and 4 EFTA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Literature analysis, qualitative research and quantitative analysis using Eurostat data were carried out in order to obtain a picture of the current situation in Europe. It is the first EU study which undertakes systematic and comparative research in the fields of education, employment, reconciliation policies, violence and health. The study presents conclusions and recommendations on each of the areas analysed, as well as some guiding principles on how to develop policies to improve the role of men in gender equality.

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