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15/04/2013

The policy on gender equality in Portugal

PE 474.439
Document requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality



This note reviews gender equality data, legislation and policies in Portugal in the  six priority areas outlined in the European Roadmap for Equality between  Women and Men (2006-2010). It demonstrates that significant progress has  been made in the development of legislation and programmes promoting gender  equality within the Roadmap period, but there continue to exist several  obstacles to full gender equality and some of this progress has stalled or even reversed in the context of the current financial crisis and  subsequent austerity policies

author(s): A.C. Santos (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra), M. do Mar Pereira (Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds and Universidade Aberta)
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