Gender equality in EU, Estonia to be discussed online Tuesday

  • 2023-11-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – An online discussion on gender equality in the European Union and Estonia will be held at the initiative of Estonian MEP Marina Kaljurand on Tuesday.

The discussion will focus on the 2023 Gender Equality Index of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and include an analysis of the situation with experts in the field. Speakers include Pille Tsopp-Pagan from the Women's Support and Information Center, journalist Manona Paris and head of the Bank of Estonia's research division Tairi Room.

"Nearly 30 years have passed since the day when former US first lady Hillary Clinton said the historic words at the international women's conference in Beijing in 1995 -- women's rights are human rights. Unfortunately, equality has not yet been achieved and, among other things, women continue to work more hours at home than men and the gender wage gap is very stubborn when it comes to decreasing," Kaljurand said.

"Equality is an important issue both in the European Union as a whole and in the member states, as well as in Estonia. At the same time, we see that Estonia's success in achieving equality is modest, not to say too modest," she added.

The discussion, which will run from 11 a.m. until noon, is free for all and can be followed via Facebook and YouTube.