UN launches a new agency called UN Women

Global body launched: The fight against rape, female circumcision, child mortality and poor healthcare takes on a higher priority.

The European Institute for Gender Equality opens

On June 20th the official opening of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) took place in Vilnius, Lithuania."The European Institute for Gender Equality has been established to gather and concentrate expertise and to assist Europe in the promotion of real equality between women and men", says Director Virginija Langbakk.