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Unreported violence against women masks true extent of problem

Unreported violence against women masks true extent of problem

Two-thirds of female victims of physical and/or sexual violence did not contact the police or any other service following the most serious incident of violence they had experienced, a survey from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) can reveal. The scale of the problem therefore often remains invisible in official figures, highlighting the need […]

World Bank: Men in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are more likely to die prematurely than women

World Bank: Men in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are more likely to die prematurely than women

Men in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are more likely to die prematurely than women, a trend driven by rising levels of chronic diseases connected to alcohol use, poor diets, and smoking. In the region, the number of years of healthy life lost because of ischemic heart disease, or coronary artery disease, increased 18% between […]

Parental leave is only the first step towards work-life balance, say MEPs

Parental leave is only the first step towards work-life balance, say MEPs

Parental leave is the first step towards achieving a good “work-life balance” and should as such be supported by Parliament, Commission and Council, say MEPs from the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Further measures are also needed to encourage men to equally share family responsibilities. Source : © European Parliament