Gender equality enjoys a long-standing status as EU’s founding value… Yet, sixty years later, social justice objectives and equality between women and men remain unrealised.
This is according to an April 2018 article by Ania Plomien from LSE on EU social and gender policy.
The article states that social and gender themes have been revived by the proposal to develop the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Although this promises some meaningful developments, it ultimately adjusts to, rather than transforms the unequal European society and economy.
It also notes that post-Brexit Britain will not take part in this work on social and gender rights.