EIGE’s Director provided the opening remarks at a conference held at the Lithuanian Parliament in Vilnius on Violence against Women in Times of Crisis: Challenges and Potential Solutions under the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Today is International Women’s Day. An occasion to celebrate the wins for gender equality so far. To reflect on the struggles. And a day to look ahead, take a glance at the future and imagine what could be.
Ahead of International Women's Day, EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele participated in an Interparliamentary Committee Meeting in European Parliament on 1 March focused on understanding energy poverty through a gendered lens.
EIGE is continuing work on the integration of gender equality into the policy cycle. The GREENA project is developing approaches and practical tools on how to simultaneously integrate environmental and...
Despite efforts to improve gender equality, EU labour markets are still characterised by persistent horizontal segregation, whereby workers in particular sectors are predominantly women or men. According to 2020 data, only four in ten workers in the EU are employed in a gender-balanced sector, where the workforce comprises at least 40 % of each gender. Transport is a prime example of a sector that still employs relatively few women (22.2 % of the workforce compared to 46.1 % of all people employed across the whole economy).
Environment and climate change is a hot topic across the globe and it is crucial that related policy decisions serve women and men equally. To make that happen, women need to be adequately represented in decision-making processes. EIGE regularly monitors the share of women in positions of power in the environment and climate change arena within the EU. The time-series of datasets start from 2012 and the latest data is from 2020 or 2021 depending on the specific topic covered.