Karin Lukas is a senior researcher and head of department at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights. In 2011, she joined the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe and is President of the Committee since early 2021. She has been a consultant for various national and international organisations, such as the UN Development Programme and the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has done research as well as project-related activities in the field of human rights, in particular women’s rights, development cooperation and business since 2001. She currently works on sustainable supply chains, and economic, social and cultural rights in Europe.
We still – or maybe more than ever – have to fight for gender equality, including fair pay for women. That is why it is of high importance to advance gender equality also via the law, and initiatives such as Women in Law.