Save the date for the first-ever EIGE Gender Equality Forum on 24 and 25 October 2022. Join as gender equality champions discuss how to build an economy that works for women, men, girls and boys in all their diversity.
Over the last 20 years, gender balance (quota of at least 40 % of each gender) has improved in EU Member States’ parliaments. And the application of legislative quotas that aims to ensure a minimum proportion of each gender among candidates has played a key role.
This update extends guidance beyond universities and research-performing organisations to give wider audiences access to a simple way of making gender equality plans part of their institutional strategies.
Equality between women and men is one of the values of the European Union. It is written into the Union’s founding treaties. And it is a goal the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is proud to help EU Member States work towards.
Artificial intelligence and platform work have the potential to improve gender equality in the economy. However, there is also a danger they reinforce sexism and discrimination, while entrenching insecure work and a lack of social protection.
As EU countries grapple with a new wave of Covid-19, police, media and NGOs continue to report on increasing rates of violence against women and girls. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) call on the EU and all Member States to redouble their efforts to protect women's rights and mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with concrete action.
Femicide is the killing of women and girls because of their gender. According to official data gathered by EIGE, 444 women across 10 EU Member States were killed by their intimate partners in 2020. EIGE has released a package to help EU countries gather solid data to prevent such killings.
The EU scores 68 points out of 100 in the Gender Equality Index, released today by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). This is a microscopic increase of just 0.6 points since last year’s edition.