• Financial Independence and Gender Equality: Joining the dots between income, wealth, and power

    This report presents evidence on gender inequalities in financial independence in the EU, with a particular focus on how financial independence has been defined and measured. It also presents evidence on the impact of tax–benefit systems in EU Member States on gender inequalities in financial independence and explores consequences associated with financial dependence, including economic violence. The report finds that...

  • There is no democracy without women

    Director Carlien Scheele presented the agency’s toolkit for gender sensitive parliaments to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Paris on 18 March 2024.

  • Today’s choices are tomorrow’s consequences

    In an informal meeting with European Gender Equality Ministers on 27 February 2024 under the Belgian Presidency, Director Carlien Scheele presented a vision of what gender equality could look like in 2030 – if we already put ourselves there.

  • Looking to the future of gender equality: emerging priorities issues

    Delivering the first outcomes of EIGE’s Strategic Foresight workshops to the European Commission and Member States, Director Carlien Scheele participated at the Meeting of the High-Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming in Brussels on 29 January as part of the Belgian Presidency.

  • Unpaid Care: committed actions can take us from a bleak to a bright future

    Marking 10 years of commitment and advocacy for domestic and home care in the EU, EIGE’s Director, Carlien Scheele gave an address at the Domestic and Home Care EU Congress on 14 November 2023 hosted by the European Federation for Family Employment and Home Care at the EGG Center in Brussels Good morning to the members of the European Federation...

  • Gender Equality Index 2023: Far From The Finish Line?

    On 24 October 2023 EIGE’s Director, Carlien Scheele, delivered the Gender Equality Index 2023 results to the FEMM Committee in European Parliament followed by an exchange of views.

  • Online panel survey on gender gaps in unpaid care, individual and social activities - Technical report

    This technical report presents the methodological details of the survey on gender gaps in unpaid care, individual and social activities carried out by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in 2022. The survey findings will be published in the Gender Equality Index 2023, the policy brief Bridging the gender care gap to achieve work–life balance for all and EIGE’s...

  • EU gender equality reaches new milestone: is progress accelerating?

    Ten years ago, EIGE introduced the Gender Equality Index as a marker for the status quo of gender equality in the EU. In this year’s edition we see the biggest annual jump in the overall score in the history of the Index ever.

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  • Gender Equality Index 2023: Towards a green transition in transport and energy

    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...