• Actioning solutions where gender-based violence and crisis meet

    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.

  • #3StepsForward: Why the Green Deal needs a gender perspective

    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.

  • Beyond the Beijing Declaration: Assessment and main challenges

    EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this speech at a press seminar organised by the European Parliament on 4 March 2020.

  • Transport in the EU: Too few women in decision-making

    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).

  • Decision-making in environment and climate change: women woefully under-represented in the EU Member States

    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.

  • Gender Statistics Database 2021

    EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database presents data related to gender equality, in line with the EU’s political priorities. EIGE is expanding its data on women and men in decision-making to include...