• Gender Equality Index 2022: The COVID-19 pandemic and care

    The Gender Equality Index is a tool to measure the progress of gender equality in the EU, developed by EIGE. It gives more visibility to areas that need improvement and ultimately supports policy makers to design more effective gender equality measures. The Gender Equality Index has tracked the painfully slow progress of gender equality in the EU since 2010, mostly due to advances in decision-making.

  • Young women and men in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

    In the socio-economic fallout of the pandemic among other ongoing crises and challenges, young women and men were hit the hardest. From rising unemployment rates – particularly among those with a migrant background – to persisting gender inequalities in the labour market and the unequal distribution of unpaid care – this policy brief provides actionable recommendations for policy-makers to engage and empower the youth on the road to rethinking, rebuilding and repowering Europe.

  • Three steps forward towards an equal sharing of unpaid care

    Today, one-in-three people across the EU are unpaid informal carers for family members or friends in need due to health problems and/or disability, according to EIGE’s upcoming Gender Equality Index report.

    Father putting on different socks to his little daughter with Down syndrome when sitting on bed at home
  • How we can successfully avoid paying the high price of gender inequality

    Although we have made progress, inequality remains widespread. And it comes at a price. Director Carlien Scheele identified the high price we face if we do not achieve gender equality by presenting EIGE’s research on how we can overcome these remaining challenges at ETUI-ETUC’s conference: “A Blueprint for Equality”, held in Brussels on 24 June 2022. If we work together, we can overcome inequality.

  • The differing impacts of work-life balance on women and men during the pandemic

    Lack of adequate childcare, structural barriers, and societal ideas about what women’s work should look like contributed to pushing 7.7 million women out of the workforce across the EU. And this was even before the pandemic hit. Director Carlien Scheele presented EIGE’s latest research on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the work and family responsibilities of women and men differently at the High-level Conference on Work-Life balance as a leverage for women’s empowerment and promoting gender equality, organised by the Italian Minister of Equal Opportunities and Family and the Council of Europe in Rome on 12 April 2022.

  • Almost 1 in 2 women in the EU have experienced psychological violence

    EIGE’s latest report on coercive control and psychological violence across the EU Member States proves high prevalence. However, increased criminalisation measures are starting to be put in place. More needs to be done.

    A young woman looks distressed while a young man looks at her behind her back
  • Combating coercive control and psychological violence against women in the EU Member States

    This report developed by the research and statistics team of EIGE presents evidence on coercive control and psychological violence against women in EU Member States. The study analyses the causes and consequences of coercive control and psychological violence against women, assesses the criminalisation of psychological violence and coercive control in EU Member States and identifies and analyses promising practices and the main hurdles in preventing coercive control and psychological violence against women in EU Member States.

  • Policy support on gender mainstreaming

    EIGE is supporting the European Commission (DG REFORM) and EU Member States in mitigating the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis by promoting gender mainstreaming through public reforms...