Gender Equality Index 2019: Slovakia
With 54.1 out of 100 points, Slovakia ranks 26th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 13.3 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Slovakia’s score increased by only 1.6 points (+ 1.7 points since 2015). Slovakia is progressing towards gender equality at a much slower pace than other EU Member States. Its ranking has dropped seven places since 2005.
Slovakia’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (26.8 points) and time (46.3 points). Slovakia achieves its highest score in the domain of health (85.8 points), which is also closest to the EU score. Since 2005, Slovakia’s scores have improved the most in the domain of money (+ 12.7 points) and knowledge (+ 5.9). Progress has stalled in the domain of power (- 0.1 points) and Slovakia’s score decreased in the domain of time (- 9 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, Slovakia improved its Index score but had much lower score than the EU during the entire period. Slovakia also moved towards gender equality at a slower rate, increasing the gap with the EU’s score over time.