3 Steps Forward

Towards a stronger more inclusive economy

Achieving equality between women and men makes everyone better off.

We have come a long way, but there’s still more to do.

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.

  1. Step 1 Understand the challenges
  2. Step 2 Identify the three steps you can take
  3. Step 3 Commit to action

Share your #3StepsForward

  • Where do you see the biggest need for #3StepsForward?
  • What are the steps that you are going to take?
  • And who else are you calling on to take action?


  • Carlien Scheele

    Director, European Institute for Gender Equality

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  • Toni Morillas

    Director of the Insituto de las Mujeres

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  • Tomas Raskevičius

    Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Lithuanian Parliament

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Why it’s time to take #3StepsForward?

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.

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