• 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.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gender equality and the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

    EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this speech at an event on gender equality and the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hosted by the General Secretariat of the Council on 8 March 2022. Good afternoon everybody, It is good to be here today to mark International Women’s Day with you, and to share with you our latest data on the...

  • Covid-19 and gender equality

    EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele gave these opening remarks the event on Covid-19 and its impact on gender equality organised by Luxembourg's Ministry for Equality Between Women and Men on 7 March 2022. She emphasised the need to put gender equality at the heart of economic recovery and outlined ways EIGE will support this​. Transcript Good morning dear ministers, bonjour...