IATE Term of the Week: Beijing Declaration

Gender equality, women’s empowerment, and advancement of all women in the world — such powerful and important concepts of today. But do you know whom we should thank for the opportunity to celebrate the recent promotion of women’s rights? It is due to the Beijing...

IATE Term of the week: Gender Pay Gap (2020)

Last week, during the plenary debate on Monday 13 of January, the European Parliament called again for more action to narrow the gender pay gap. This issue was introduced in the Treaty of Rome in 1957, when the equal pay for equal work principle was voted. Although,...

The etymology of “woman” in different languages

The inspiration for this article came from a colleague and friend of mine who works at the Irish Language Unit of the European Parliament, whose obsession for etymology has soon infected me too. Starting with the Irish I set out to collect the etymologies of the word...

IATE Term of the Week: Gender Employment Gap

One of the common values that unites the European Union is that of equal opportunities: all citizens should have the same possibility to improve their lives and participate in the labour market regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. Inspired...