Gender differences and inequalities between women and men are a major feature of social exclusion and poverty. A range of interrelated factors explain this, namely: the gender pay and pension gap, care burden/work–life balance, social exclusion and violence against women. Women suffer more than men from certain types of poverty. Even more at risk are women living alone, migrant women...
The EU’s regional policy is an investment policy that targets all regions and cities in the European Union. The policy aims to tackle economic, social and territorial disparities between EU regions. Gender equality is addressed in the objectives of the European Structural and Investment funds. It relates to promoting economic development and pursuing women’s empowerment.
European research still shows a significant underrepresentation of women, particularly in the ‘hard sciences’ and in leadership positions. Highly skilled women in the EU are left out, which is a considerable loss of talent. Gender equality in research is therefore not only about fairness, but also necessary to fill gaps in the EU’s labour market.
The social construction of femininity and masculinity plays a key role in sport. However, sport can also be used as a means to achieve gender equality through the promotion of values such as fair play, non-discrimination and teamwork. It can also be used to increase opportunities for girls.
The digital revolution has brought both opportunities and challenges. The European Union’s digital agenda strategy aims to ensure that digital technologies are used to stimulate Europe’s economy and benefit citizens and businesses. However, there are several gender gaps in the digital field. Fewer women than men have access to the internet and women are also less likely to participate in...
Little attention has been paid to how the tourism industry impacts women and men differently. However, tourism presents both opportunities and challenges for women and must subsequently be examined through a gender lens.
Transport facilitates access to the labour market, healthcare and education. It is essential to improve the welfare of individuals and households. Transport is not gender neutral and must be examined using a gender lens.