• Gender Equality Index 2019: Austria

    With 65.3 out of 100 points, Austria ranks 13th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 2.1 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Austria’s score increased by 5.8 points (+ 2 points since 2015). The country’s ranking has remained the same since 2005. Austria’s scores are higher than the EU’s scores in all domains, except for the domains of power and time, where Austria’s scores are the lowest (39.9 and 61.2 points), compared to other domains.

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    Model Actors involved Guidelines Strenghts and weaknesses Model Since 1 January 2013, a regulatory impact assessment should accompany all drafted legislation starting from its inception within the responsible ministries up to parliament. As part of this procedure, the dimension of gender equality has to be addressed with respect to benefits, employment, income, education, unpaid work, decision-making and health. Actors involved The scope of application of impact assessment and therefore also of gender impact assessment affects all laws, ordinances, other legal frameworks and major projects originating in ministries and other public bodies.

  • Recommendations to improve data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors: Austria

    The recommendations were developed after an in-depth analysis of data collection from the police and justice sectors. They aim to improve administrative data collection on intimate partner violence to better inform policies and to help the Member States meet the monitoring requirements outlined in both Directive 2012/29/EU (the Victims’ Rights Directive) and the Istanbul Convention. Read more Data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors - all EU countries Indicators on intimate partner violence and rape for the police and justice sectors EIGE's work on data collection on violence against women

  • Gender Equality Index 2017: Austria

    The Gender Equality Index 2017 examines the progress and challenges in achieving gender equality across the European Union from 2005 to 2015. Using a scale from 1 (full inequality) to 100 (full equality), it measures the differences between women and men in key domains of the EU policy framework (work, money, knowledge, time, power and health). The Index also measures violence against women and intersecting inequalities.

  • Data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors: Austria

    Many women victims of intimate partner violence in the EU Member States remain unprotected. Perpetrators often go unpunished due to inadequate law enforcement approaches, which do not align with international human rights treaties. A gender-neutral approach to the law, coupled with the unavailability of data and existing stereotypes result in the denial of violence against women and its tolerance or normalisation.

  • Combating violence against women: Austria

    Violence against women is rooted in women’s unequal status in society, and that status reflects the unbalanced distribution of social, political, and economic power among women and men in society. It is one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time and a form of discrimination that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women.