FEMM Committee

The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) is a committee of the European Parliament that’s concerned with protecting Women’s rights and gender equality.

The committee members are all dedicated to creating a strong European Union where women’s rights and values are not only protected but can be fully utilized to further strengthen the economy.
Our actions are aimed at supporting women in the positions of political and economic decision making, fighting violence directed at women and promoting conciliation between professional life and family life.
We do this by taking the following actions:

  • We promote the equal representation of women and men in political and economic decision making.
  • We defend the need to shape strong and voluntary policies for gender equality.
  • We stand for the inclusion of women entrepreneurs in places of economic decision making and for initiatives to boost the growth of sectors which contribute to the economic independence of women.
  • We vindicate information campaigns which sensitise the public and help to fight against gender stereotypes and discrimination.
  • We support the principle of equal pay for work of equal value.
  • We are committed to entrepreneurship, small and medium sized enterprises and women as a motor of economic growth, prosperity and job creation.
  • We defend measures to improve the conciliation of family and professional life.
  • We promote the diversification of careers to encourage full participation of women in the job market.

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FEMM Vice-Chair and Coordinators

In recent elections, the Vice-Chair, coordinator and vice-coordinator for the FEMM committee have been chosen. For the next two and a half years, these roles will be filled by Barbara Matera, Constance Le Grip and Anna-Maria Corazza Bildt.


 Barbara Matera, Italian member from Forza Italia has  been appointed to a Vice-Chair of FEMM Committee.


 French UMP MEP Constance Le Grip will be the  coordinator for the next few years.  

 MEP Anna-Maria Corazza Bildt from Moderaterna    Sweden will take on the responsibility of vice-    coordinator.




View a full list of all EPP members and substitute for the FEMM committee

Visit the FEMM website

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