With 54.5 out of 100 points, Romania ranks 25th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 12.9 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Romania’s score increased by 4.6 points (+ 2.1 points since 2015). Romania is progressing towards gender equality at a slower pace than other EU Member States. Its rank has dropped one place since 2005.

Romania’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (38.8 points), time (50.3 points) and knowledge (51.5). Romania’s highest score is in the domain of health (71.1 points), but this is the lowest score in the whole EU. Since 2005, Romania’s scores have improved the most in the domains of money (+ 8.8 points) and power (+ 8.1). Progress has regressed in the domain of work (– 0.9 points). 

Between 2005 and 2017, Romania improved its Index score, but it remained much lower than the EU’s score in the same period. Romania’s slower rate of improvement has led to an increasing gap with the EU over time.

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