Gender Equality Index 2019: Lithuania
With 55.5 out of 100 points, Lithuania ranks 23rd in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 11.9 points lower than the EU score. Between 2005 and 2017, progress towards gender equality did not improve in Lithuania; its score decreased by 0.3 points (- 1.3 points since 2015). Lithuania is progressing towards gender equality at a slower pace than other Member States. Lithuania’s ranking is seven positions lower than in 2005.
Lithuania’s scores are lower than the EU’s scores in all domains, except for the domain of work. Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (32.5 points) and time (50.6 points). Although much lower than other Member States, Lithuania’s score is highest in the domain of health (79.8 points). Lithuania’s score in the domain of money has improved the most (+ 7.7 points) since 2005. Progress has regressed in the domain of power (- 4.8 points) and time (- 2.9 points) and stalled in the domain of knowledge (+ 0.8 points).
Between 2005 and 2017, Lithuania’s Index score declined. In this same period, the EU’s score improved. Lithuania’s direction of progress is therefore opposite to that of the EU.