Equality between women and men is a fundamental right at the heart of the European
project, enshrined in the European Treaties. As early as 1979, Simone Veil was elected
the first President of the European Parliament.
However, even if our Union is the area where women are best protected, the full exercise
of this right is still far from being a reality in Europe today. In some situations, the existing
acquis is even threatened, or worse violated.
The purpose of this declaration is to preserve, promote and strengthen the rights of all
women at all levels, European, national and local, in all areas, public and private, for all
generations, in all the Member States of the European Union, under the aegis of the
It is a pact between signatories to promote an upwards alignment of women’s rights in
Europe at their level of responsibility. We give this pact the name of the one who symbolises
so much the strength of European women: Simone Veil.
In order to raise the rights of each European, the signatories support the
following feminist principles:
To make these rights a reality for women on our continent, the signatories of the Simone
Veil Pact wish that:
Signatories to the Simone Veil Pact also contribute to the empowerment of women, the
fight against gender stereotypes and a change of mentality.
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