Gender Equality Index 2019: Cyprus
With 56.3 out of 100 points, Cyprus ranks 20th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 11.1 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Cyprus’s score increased by 10.4 points (+ 1.2 points since 2015). With faster progress towards gender equality than other Member States, Cyprus improved its position by eight places.
Cyprus’s highest scores are in the domains of health (88.4 points) and money (80.8 points), in which it also performs best in comparison to other Member States (ranking 13th and 14th). Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (28.2 points), where it also performs worse in comparison to other Member States (ranking 24th). Since 2005, Cyprus’s scores have improved in all domains. The biggest improvements are in the domains of knowledge (+ 13.1 points) and power (+ 11.8 points). Cyprus made slower progress in the domains of health (+ 2.6 points), time (+ 3.6 points) and work (+ 4.4 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, Cyprus’s Index score was below the EU’s score. Cyprus has improved faster than other Member States, reducing its gap with the EU’s score over time.