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Women Mount Yes-We-Can Gender Campaign in Run-Up to EU Elections

  • Group urges female candidates for top political, business jobs
  • Female empowerment set to become emotive electoral theme
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There are more women in the European Union than men. But you wouldn’t know it from top jobs in the bloc’s business, politics or civil society.

That’s what an activist group in Brussels wants to fix. With less than a year to go before EU legislative elections, Women Enablers Change Agent Network, or WECAN, on Tuesday plans to kick-start a campaign to push for women in top EU posts and on company boards.