• Season’s greetings from EIGE

    This holiday season, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating new beginnings in 2022 with something sparkling.

  • EU rights and equality agency heads: EU countries must work together to eradicate violence against women

    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.

    Quotes by EIGE Director Carlien Scheele and FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty calling for concrete action to stop violence against women
  • Femicide: Name it, count it, end it!

    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.

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  • Gender Equality Index 2021: Fragile gains, big losses

    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.

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  • Remembering Katarzyna Wolska-Wrona

    It is with great sadness we report the death of our former colleague Katarzyna (Kasia) Wolska-Wrona. Kasia worked as a seconded national expert in EIGE’s gender-based violence programme from November 2018 to November 2020. She was a brilliant mind, a tireless champion of women’s rights, and a warm and open person who took the time to get to know everyone...

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  • EU research shows COVID-19 poised to end progress on gender equality

    The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis threaten to roll back recent progress in gender equality, including an overall trend of upward convergence. Despite slow progress in some areas over the past decade, crucial improvements had been made in countries with lower levels of gender equality. The regressive consequences of COVID-19 on gender equality, as well as haphazard...

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  • Gender-based violence costs the EU €366 billion a year

    The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has estimated that the cost of gender-based violence across the EU is €366 billion a year. Violence against women makes up 79 % of this cost, amounting to €289 billion. Human life, pain and suffering do not have a price. However, knowing the cost of violence can help EU countries channel money to...