This report takes stock of the situation for gender equality in the European Union in five significant areas in the first year of the Strategy for Equality between Women and Men (2010- 2015).

It points out that despite a general trend towards more equality in society and on the labour market, progress in eliminating gender inequalities remains slow.

Meeting the employment targets in the Europe 2020 Strategy will be a challenge, and this report highlights the importance of gender equality for reaching those targets.

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