This factsheet presents the main challenges and how the EU is working to support gender equality in the Eastern Neighbourhood.
Gender equality is a core value of the EU and a universally recognised human right, an imperative for a functioning democracy, wellbeing, economic growth, prosperity, good governance, peace and security. The EU is fully committed to support the Eastern partner countries in achieving gender equality. Progress has been made over the past years, but gender inequality persists, and gender stereotypes still hold women back.
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This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.