Director, European Institute for Gender Equality
Throughout the year, EIGE provides data and guidance to help communities take #3StepsForward and shape an economy where gender equality, social fairness and prosperity go hand in hand.
#3StepsForward is how policymakers, business leaders and individuals can unite to build a fairer future.
Small, individual actions can combine for big results. If every one of us takes #3StepsForward for gender equality, together we can move mountains.
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Europe and its citizens have played a crucial role in our journey towards equality between women and men. But we can’t take this progress for granted. Recent events have shown that in times of crisis, some groups suffer more than others. Our progress towards gender equality has slowed down. And in some cases, it has even gone backwards.
We are 60 years
away from achieving gender equality.
And the pandemic has slowed progress.
In 2021, for the first time in 17 years
the percentage of women not looking for a job increased.
Before Covid -19, this figure had been dropping for years.
We need to take action. Now.