A surge in migration to the EU in 2015 – 2016 put the matter high on the political agenda, with EU Member States calling for good practices on integration. A new study from EIGE provides a gender analysis of policies on education and training of migrants and presents some initiatives that work on the ground. "Effective integration of migrants can contribute to tackling the challenges of ageing societies and labour market shortages in the European Union.
The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies' network is made up of nine EU agencies working on a range of justice and security issues, such as migration and border management, combatting drug trafficking and organised crime, human trafficking, human and fundamental rights, and gender equality. This makes them more effective and better able to serve the public. The JHA agencies take turns chairing the network and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) chaired the network in 2018.
EIGE's study assessed gender-sensitive measures for the integration of newly arrived third country nationals into national education systems. The project specifically aimed to support the development of such policies and...
Female genital mutilation is against the law in Cyprus but this does not mean that girls are safe. Between 12 % and 17 % of girls living in Cyprus from FGM-practising countries are at risk of female genital mutilation. These are the findings released today by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). “Female genital mutilation is a problem for the EU and we cannot close our eyes to it.
Female genital mutilation is against the law in Greece but this does not mean that girls are safe. Between 25 % to 42 % of girls from FGM-practising countries living in Greece are at risk of female genital mutilation. These are the findings released today by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). “Female genital mutilation is a problem for the EU and we cannot close our eyes to it.
Whether you work in the environment, education, the digital agenda or any other policy field, our methods and tools will help you to get started on gender mainstreaming. “EIGE has come up with practical advice to guide you through each step of the gender mainstreaming cycle. We show you how to integrate a gender dimension in your work, regardless of the field.
Strong laws and prosecution are powerful deterrent factors when it comes to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the EU. Family members fear the consequences of the law more than the consequences of not having it done. However, in order for the laws to work, police and justice must enforce them and prosecute those responsible for their crime. These are some preliminary findings from an upcoming study by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
Yes it is. It is estimated that 180,000 girls and women are at risk of female genital mutilation in the EU each year. This harmful practice leaves many long-lasting consequences for the victim and in some cases, can be fatal. However, we do not have a full picture of the phenomenon because of underreporting and not enough comparable data. This year, EIGE is continuing to work on the topic and support more Member States better understand and address the problem.
Gender mainstreaming has been embraced internationally as a strategy towards realising gender equality. It involves the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes, with a view to promoting equality between women and men, and combating discrimination. Further information EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming Platform EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming Tools and Methods
Gender mainstreaming methods and tools can be of vital assistance as they offer clear guidance on how to implement gender mainstreaming in practical terms. They support a systematic implementation of gender mainstreaming in a particular field of activity or sector. The aim of using gender mainstreaming methods and tools is to shape an organisation’s processes and operational workflows in such a way that the results and effects of the organisation’s work better meet gender equality objectives.
What does it mean to mainstream gender in a public institution or an organisation? With all the aspects to consider, where is the place to start? EIGE’s new online tools will help with practical and detailed information in three areas: gender impact assessment, institutional transformation and gender equality training. These tools are part of EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming Platform, an online guide to identifying and addressing gender equality challenges across different areas of society.
Equality is one of the core values upon which the European Union is founded, and equality between women and men is one of the Union’s essential aims. To achieve gender equality, the European Union has adopted an approach of mainstreaming this topic in all policies. In spite of a clear commitment to gender equality as a common goal, as well as the principle of mainstreaming gender equality in all fields, many institutions within the EU do not yet actively follow a systematic policy of mainstreaming gender equality.