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  • Experts and policy makers to meet on FGM

    EIGE is bringing experts and policy makers from the EU Member States together in London to discuss Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In June 2012 EIGE completed the first phase of the “Study to map the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation in 27 EU Member States (MS) and Croatia”. The participants will contribute to the ongoing discussion on...

  • Women must be involved in shaping the future and tackling the (climate) change

    Written by Shila Meyer-Behjat Many acknowledge the brunt women bear when it comes to the effects of global warming. However, less focus is still given to their capacity to be drivers of change in the fight against climate change. A new report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) highlights just how little women have been involved: On average...

  • Gender Training conference in Vilnius 13-14 November, 2012

    Gender Training conference in Vilnius 13-14 November, 2012 On 13-14 November 2012, EIGE is holding a European conference ‘ Advancing Gender Training to Support Effective Gender Mainstreaming ’ in Vilnius, Lithuania. The conference will bring together: the representatives of institutions that commission gender training, gender trainers, researchers and gender equality experts. It will provide an opportunity to exchange practices on...

  • Gender equality and climate change - we need equal participation, nothing less

    Shila Meyer-Behjat and climate expert Annika Carlsson-Kanyama talk about the female face of climate change, why women drive smaller cars and the way to solve the climate crisis Ms Carlsson-Kanyama, can women solve the climate crisis? Oh, I would like to say yes, but I as a scientist I must say ‘I don’t know’ because this of course hasn’t been...

  • EIGE’s study on female genital mutilation yields the first EU-wide map on the situation of FGM

    updated on 07 November 2012 Female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to be one of the most brutal and at the same time most tabooed forms of gender-based violence. During recent years FGM has gained considerable attention in the EU. In June 2012, the European Parliament adopted the Resolution on ending female genital mutilation. EIGE launched a “S tudy to map...

  • A portal with gender-based violence resources, collected in Europe in the last twenty years – a pilot project

    Five documentation centres and libraries specialising in women and gender issues are joining efforts with the European Institute for Gender Equality , EIGE, to enable access to gender-based violence resources in EIGE’s Resource and Documentation Centre (RDC) . The project will put together and make available resources, collected for more than twenty years by the project partners in several languages...

  • Climate needs more women in decision making!

    Research conducted by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that more women are needed in climate change decision making to respond to climate change efficiently. EIGE’s report introduces the first EU indicators in the area of women and environment. On 21 June, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) is expected to adopt conclusions on...

  • EIGE is launching the “Gender equality and climate change” report!

    On the World Environment Day EIGE launched the full version of the “ Review of the Implementation in the EU of area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment. Gender Equality and Climate Change ” report. The report was developed in close cooperation with the Danish Government , the European Commission and the High Level Group...

  • EIGE is mapping the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to be one of the most brutal and at the same time most tabooed forms of gender-based violence. On 10May 2012 experts from the EU Member States met in Vilnius to discuss the findings of the first phase of EIGE’s project on mapping the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation in the EU...

  • The Seimas discussed relevant matters of equal opportunities for women and men

    The priorities of the National Programme on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men 2010-2014, the Information Portal and Electronic Network for Women, the activities of the European Institute for Gender Equality, as well as the Lithuanian version of the website of the Institute were presented today on 8 May at the European Information Office of the Seimas during an event...

  • Closing gender gaps will benefit individuals, the economy and society

    On this occasion of International Women’s Day - 8 March - the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) presents a few facts and figures within art, culture and education putting gender equality on the agenda, demonstrating that inequalities still exist. It is a goal of the European Union to achieve gender equality, and progress has been made in many areas...