On 25-26 September 2019 EIGE experts will be visiting Cyprus!

The aim of the event is to present EIGE's Gender Equality Index as well as the progress of gender equality in the European Union - with a special focus on Cyprus.

While waiting the 15 October for the 4th Edition of the Gender Equality Index, which this year will have a special focus on work life balance, we have collected some insights about Cyprus.

Cyprus’s gender equality score is 55.1 out of 100. It increased by 9.1 points since 2005. Compared with all 28 EU Member States, it is currently in 22th place.

Here some trends from the Cyprus results below.


Even if it occurs to a lesser extent compared to other Member States, gender segregation in the labour market is still a reality for both women and men, with nearly 20 % of women compared to 7 % of men working in education, human health and social work activities (EHW).


While the population of women at risk of poverty (17 %, down from 19 %) has slightly decreased, the population of men at risk of poverty (15 %) has remained the same. The risk of poverty increased to nearly 30 % among single women, lone mothers and women aged 65+.


All the scores in the domain of knowledge have improved. The situation has become more gender equal overall and segregation in study fields has decreased significantly.

The number of tertiary graduates has greatly increased. Women have surpassed men in tertiary education (35 % and 30 %, respectively).


Women are more likely to spend time caring for their family (50 % versus 34 % of men). However, the gender gap is narrower. Among couples with children, 92 % of women have daily care responsibilities compared to 70 % of men.


The score in the domain of power shows a marked increase as a result of the considerable improvement in the sub-domain of economic power. While women were absent from the board of the central bank in 2005, they now hold 14 % of these positions.


Almost 80 % of women and men evaluate their health as ‘good’ or ‘very good’. Access to medical and dental services has improved for both women and men. The gender gap has narrowed and the level of access is now the same for both genders (around 98 % for medical needs and 95 % for dental needs).

You can find more about gender equality in Cyprus in:

EIGE's Gender Equality Index - country profile

Please find the agenda and presentations under the Resources tab.