Today the Chair of the Gender Equality Forum 2022 , Carlien Scheele, presents her Chair Statement. This document paves a path towards EIGE’s and the wider gender equality community's future challenges, from how crisis and gender-based violence meet, to the twin challenges of the green and digital transition and the ongoing need for desegregated data addressing intersecting inequalities.
For the first time ever, EIGE’s Gender Equality Index shows signs of a worsening situation for women in many areas of work and home life. By addressing these rising inequalities today, we can build a stronger economy that benefits everyone, regardless of gender.
The European Institute for Gender Equality has released a new report ‘Combating cyber violence against women and girls’ which underlines the urgent need to develop and adopt harmonised and mutually exclusive definitions of cyber violence against women and girls and its forms.
The Forum’s programme was rich with various sessions covering topics ranging from the importance of data and research in policy making to the intersection of crisis and gender-based violence to gender-responsive public procurement and the invaluable voices of the youth.
EIGE’s first-ever Gender Equality Forum came to a close on 25 th October. EIGE launched its Gender Equality Index 2022 and many inspiring sessions and workshops were organised at the Forum. Gender equality advocates, EU and national policy makers, experts and many others shared their expertise and exchanged views on the most pressing issues affecting progress in gender equality. Many...
“You can’t really know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been,” said poet Maya Angelou. EIGE today launches its paper on the evolution of the EU’s policy and legal approaches to gender equality. It provides context to help make future policies work.
The freshly launched Gender Equality Index 2022 reveals that progress continues at a snails' pace, with a mere 0.6-point increase since last year's edition. The scores present strong warning signs amid continued uncertainty and turmoil.
Each year the EU spends 14% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on public works, from building projects to social infrastructure. Smart targeting of that €2 trillion in public funds and considering how it impacts the lives of both women and men is the essence of Gender-responsive public procurement, or GRPP.
Working women earn on average 13% less than men for doing the same job. Lower wages in turn lead to less social protection, fewer pension entitlements and other social benefits. And women continue to pay the price for this well into retirement, with pensions 37% lower than men’s.
Today, one-in-three people across the EU are unpaid informal carers for family members or friends in need due to health problems and/or disability, according to EIGE’s upcoming Gender Equality Index report.
The European Union agencies active in the field of justice and home affairs issue a joint paper on their contribution to the EU’s solidarity with Ukraine. Since the start of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, the EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies ( CEPOL , EIGE , EMCDDA , EUAA , eu-LISA , Eurojust , Europol , FRA...