Gender Equality Institute opens doors

  • 2010-06-22
  • TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The EU's Gender Equality Institute, the first EU institution to be headquartered in the country, officially opened its doors and began work on June 22.

he institute will be a research center for the European Union on gender equality issues including women’s rights in the workplace and gender pay gap issues.

"I think we can do a lot of things and I hope we can say that we can say we live in a society that looks after both men and women. We are looking forward to this. It is possible,” Eva-Britt Svensson, chair of European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, told reporters.