A major event on “Women's rights in turbulent times” was organised by the European Commission on November 20.

“Gender equality is a fundamental right, laid down in the EU Treaties,” said First Vice-President Frans Timmermans. “We must use the current focus on these issues in the media and politics to turn principle into practice. Women across Europe have the right to equality, empowerment and safety, but these rights are not yet a reality for far too many women. Today's event is about helping...

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