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News article7 March 2019

International Women's Day: Commission speaks up for women across the world and publishes 2019 Gender Equality Report

Ahead of International Women's Day, which takes place each year on 8 March, the Commission spoke up for women's rights in Europe and abroad.

The Commission also published its 2019 report on equality between women and men in the EU, under the responsibility of First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová. Also, as part of the Women in Digital programme, the Commission is organising the second Women in Cyber event to raise awareness about the need for women in cybersecurity. On 08 March 2019, Commissioner Avramopoulos will be at Europol in The Hague, the Netherlands, where he will meet Europol staff and Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director of Europol, with whom he will also jointly pay tribute to women in law enforcement.

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7 March 2019