Gender statistics in the Western Balkans and Turkey
Gender Statistics Database
EIGE maintains the EU-wide database on women and men in decision-making (WMID). This includes important data for all EU candidate countries and potential candidates
The main purpose of the Database is to build a broad overview of statistics on gender, highlighting differences and inequalities between women and men.
The database on women and men in decision-making (WMID) covers positions of power and influence in different areas:
- public administration
- business and finance
- social partners and NGOs
Data is collected annually for 105 indicators and published on EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database. Very importantly, some of the indicators are also used for the development of Gender Equality Indices in the region.
In 2016, the collection of data under the area of Women and Men in Decision Making covered Turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Montenegro and was handled by the European Commission. In 2016, EIGE responded to the European Commission’s request to take over the database and expand the data collection to cover all 7 IPA beneficiaries, including one more candidate country (Albania) and two potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo).
Since then, EIGE has updated the data on women and men in decision-making in all 7 EU candidate countries and potential candidates annually.
EIGE supports EU candidate countries and potential candidates in the development of first composite indicators for measuring violence against women in IPA beneficiaries.
This activity aims to contribute towards better development of gender statistics and towards establishing harmonised administrative data on gender-based violence.
The domain of violence of the Gender Equality Index provides a set of composite indicators that can assist beneficiaries in better monitoring, evaluating and responding to this phenomenon. The domain of violence considers the prevalence, severity and disclosure of violence against women, and as such is an invaluable tool for national, local and international gender equality stakeholders in the region as well as and in the EU.
Data for the development of the first composite indicators for measuring violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey are collected and made available by the OSCE HQ Office in Vienna, through their “Survey on the Well-being and Security of Women in South East Europe and Eastern Europe”. This survey replicates methodology of the Fundamental Rights Agency study on violence against women. EIGE will use the data gained from this survey to develop first composite indicators for measuring violence against women for those countries who have developed their National Gender Equality Indices.
EIGE will continue to actively invite participants from the region of the Western Balkans and Turkey to gender-based violence events to gain knowledge in the area of gender based violence and administrative data collection.