The Gender Equality Index 2020 gives an overview of the state of gender equality in the EU. The EU and the Member States will be given a score from 1 to 100, where 1 stands for total inequality and 100 for total equality.
The scores are based on the gaps between women and men and levels of achievement in six core domains: work, money, knowledge, time, power and health, and their sub-domains. The Index also has two additional domains: violence against women and intersecting inequalities.
The Gender Equality Index 2020 focuses on digitalisation and the future of work. It will look into three areas from a gender perspective:
- development and use of technologies
- digital transformation of the world of work
- positive and negative consequences of digitalisation
The Gender Equality Index is an important policy-making tool to measure the progress of gender equality in the EU over time. It gives more visibility to areas that need improvement and supports policy makers to design more effective gender equality measures.