Authors: Charaz El Madiouni, Liz Law, Miko Lempinen, Pirkko Makinen, Jessica Machacova, Ilaria Volpe, Stefania Minervino, Heidi Troest, Anna Vaethroeder, Katarzyna Wilkołaska, Mirosław Wróblewski
This Equinet Report on the Application of Directive 2004/113/EC touches upon an area which is less known and often newer for equality bodies working on gender equality: access to and supply of goods and services. The report shows the important work done by equality bodies in the implementation of the principle of equal treatment between men and women in access to and supply of goods and services. It also shows some key areas where further work is needed.
To ensure the effective implementation on the ground, there is a need for equality bodies to have a mandate and for these bodies to be independent and effective.
Some areas for improvement of the legal framework have been identified by equality bodies.
The equality bodies surveyed have highlighted the need to raise awareness and knowledge about this Directive (in the public arena but also in the courts) in order for the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services to become a reality.
Number of pages: 54