"The rights of women have long been recognised. But in practice these rights are often violated," says FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum, on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March. "In addition, since discrimination can take many forms, as FRA research has shown, many women face multiple discrimination because, for example, of their gender and ethnic background or because of their gender and their age."
The FRA conducts independent research into many areas of fundamental rights. This means that the Agency looks at a number of factors that impact on people's lives and their enjoyment of rights. Rather than look at gender in isolation, the Agency looks at gender alongside factors such as ethnicity and age, and as such has identified how the rights of women are violated in a way that is often exacerbated by other forms of discrimination: