After years of fights and demonstrations, still in 2018 women struggle to achieve equality in terms of opportunities and social rights in Europe.

This trend is well known in the nursing research environment, where nurses, mostly women, still struggle to inform national health policies with nursing findings. The ENRF strongly believes that the female voice is key in co-designing research proposals, and EU and national authorities should set their research priorities in line with the women’s research agenda.

Women have a fundamental role in the research process, therefore gender-sensitive policies should be further developed by explicitly including the female voice.

Women are key players of the future and they need to be empowered to lead change!