Eva-Britt Svensson: a feminist appointed chair of the European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights!
Eva-Britt Svensson is a Swedish feminist from the Left group (GUE/NGL). Some of the issues that she has already highlighted and that she will be working towards are the appointment of an EU Commissioner responsible for gender equality, the development of a new EU action plan on gender equality aimed at achieving the objectives set out in the UN Beijing Platform for Action, EU policies to combat violence against women, and protecting women's sexual and reproductive rights.
small;">Ms. Svensson alsohighlights that the agenda on gender equality is central to any sustainable solution to such problems as the economic and financial crisis, the climate crisis, and the building of a more social Europe.