Gender equality and digitalisation in the European Union

Gender equality and digitalisation in the European Union

Digital technology has changed many things in our lives, but how is it affecting gender equality? Digitalisation has transformed the character of the labour market, changed the way we interact with our friends, shaped political participation, is impacting the future of work and also carries the risk of cyber
violence. All of the above present new challenges, but also offer opportunities to address gender inequalities that affect both women and men, albeit often in different ways. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) provides some insights in this factsheet, from its work on the gender aspects of digitalisation.

This factsheet is based on the results from the report Study and work in the EU: set apart by gender prepared at the request of the Estonian Presidency (2017); the research note Women and men in ICT: a chance for better work–life balance, prepared at the request of the Bulgarian Presidency (forthcoming 2018); and the report Gender equality and youth: opportunities and risks of digitalisation (forthcoming), prepared at the request of the Austrian Presidency (2018). More information on the data referred to in the text, including exact references can be found in the report.