• Time to get more women in tech

    Flexible working hours, better salaries and a good office environment - getting an Information and Communication technology (ICT) job has many advantages. Still, more than eight out of ten ICT jobs go to men. To mark International Women’s Day, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) focuses on ways to tap women’s potential in this growing sector. “Deep-rooted stereotypes are...

  • Women and men in a digital Europe

    Digitalisation will be under the spotlight of EIGE and the network of nine EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies this year. “While chairing the network, EIGE wanted to give special focus to digitalisation, which has dramatically changed the everyday lives of both women and men. We also aim to highlight the human dimension in all other areas of the...

  • Cyber violence against women and girls

    The increasing reach of the internet, the rapid spread of mobile information, and the widespread use of social media, coupled with the existing pandemic of violence against women and girls (VAWG), has led to the emergence of cyber VAWG as a growing global problem with potentially significant economic and societal consequences. Research shows that one in three women will have...

  • Cyber violence is a growing threat, especially for women and girls

    Since more and more people can easily access the internet and social media, cyber violence against women and girls is an increasing concern. Despite the lack of data, EU estimates show that one in ten women have experienced some form of cyber violence since the age of 15. “Women are more likely than men to be victims of severe forms...

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  • Cyber violence against women

    The increasing reach of the internet, the rapid spread of mobile information, and the widespread use of social media, has led to the emergence of cyber violence against women and girls (VAWG) as a growing global problem with potentially significant economic and societal consequences. Go to our 2022 report Combating Cyber Violence Against Women and Girls Research by the World...

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  • Watch the workshop on women in STEM live on 8 March (16:15 to 17:15 CET)

    An increase in women’s employment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) would create new and highly productive jobs and boost the overall capacity of the EU economy. This is one of the findings from EIGE’s new study on the ‘economic benefits of gender equality’ released today. The workshop on "Women in STEM: progress stalled or being eroded?" is organised...

  • Gender and digital agenda

    The digital agenda is the European Union’s strategy that ensures that digital technologies, including the internet, are used to stimulate the EU’s economy and help its citizens and businesses to get the most out of these technologies. In this context, gender has particular relevance. Further information Digital agenda on EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming platform EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming platform

  • What is gender mainstreaming?

    Gender mainstreaming has been embraced internationally as a strategy towards realising gender equality. It involves the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes, with a view to promoting equality between women and men, and combating discrimination. Further information EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming Platform EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming Tools and...

  • EIGE’s methods and tools

    Gender mainstreaming methods and tools can be of vital assistance as they offer clear guidance on how to implement gender mainstreaming in practical terms. They support a systematic implementation of gender mainstreaming in a particular field of activity or sector. The aim of using gender mainstreaming methods and tools is to shape an organisation’s processes and operational workflows in such...

  • Towards a gender equal organisation: EIGE’s toolkits help get you started

    What does it mean to mainstream gender in a public institution or an organisation? With all the aspects to consider, where is the place to start? EIGE’s new online tools will help with practical and detailed information in three areas: gender impact assessment, institutional transformation and gender equality training. These tools are part of EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming Platform, an online...

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  • Institutional Transformation: Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit

    Equality is one of the core values upon which the European Union is founded, and equality between women and men is one of the Union’s essential aims. To achieve gender equality, the European Union has adopted an approach of mainstreaming this topic in all policies. In spite of a clear commitment to gender equality as a common goal, as well...

  • Gender Equality Training: Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit

    The ultimate goal of gender mainstreaming is advancing gender equality. Integrating gender concerns in policy decisions and their practical implementation is the responsibility of public authorities and institutions. Gender training makes a difference. If implemented systematically it facilitates more efficient actions towards gender equality and a positive change in the attitudes of policymakers. This gender equality training tool is designed...