The policy on gender equality in the Netherlands
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At the request of the FEMM Committee, this note provides an overview of the existing gender-equality legislation and policies in the Netherlands, focussing on their recent developments and achievements. It covers a range of topics including participation in decision making and labour market, reconciliation of work and family life, eradication of gender-based violence, and women’s wellbeing. The Netherlands has a long tradition in emancipation policies and equality legislation. Important policy issues are the high part-time rate which translates in a relatively low participation rate in full... time equivalents and the low share of women in top positions.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union Themes: Fundamental rights
- Subject: equal treatment, equality between men and women, EU law, female work, Netherlands, participation of women, sexual discrimination, violence, women's rights