Equality between men and women is regarded as a fundamental right by the
European Union. However, despite significant progress in recent decades, women
still struggle for equality at work and in other areas of life. A new European
Institute for Gender Equality recently opened for business, which will add
weight to the EU's existing efforts to combat discrimination. The official launch of the European Institute for Gender Equality took place on
21 June 2010.
Based in Lithuania, the Institute will act as a "knowledge centre" and
networking body, providing professional support to the EU and Member States.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work