The Gender Equality Index 2023 presents the EU in relation to gender equality amid crises and uncertainties. In recent years, the world has been hit by repeated shocks and multiple crises. What remains constant is the fact that when crisis strikes, women and girls suffer disproportionally. The crises and shocks continuously threaten to create new challenges and reverse years of progress on women’s rights and gender equality.

The thematic focus of the Gender Equality Index 2023 is the European Green Deal’s socially fair transition and its implications for gender equality. This report seeks to strengthen the knowledge base on the impact of the green transition towards a low carbon society from a gender and intersectional perspective. It focuses on two specific priority sectors of the European Green Deal’s socially fair transition, namely energy and transportation.