The principle of gender mainstreaming consists of taking systematic account of the differences between the conditions, situations and needs of women and men in all Community policies and actions. The gender impact assessment is one of the methods for gender mainstreaming. It should be used in the very early stage of any policymaking, i.e. when designing it. The aim is to achieve a significant impact not only on the policy design but also on its planning, in order to ensure adequate equality outcomes.
Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action Almost one in four people in the EU lives at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Lone parents are especially vulnerable compared to the general EU population. Almost half (48%) of lone mothers and a third (32%) of lone fathers are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Women in particular are affected as they make up almost 85% of all one-parent families in the EU.
This publication presents the final report of the in‑depth study conducted in the second year of the European Institute for Gender Equality’s project on gender equality training. It examines the issue of the effectiveness of gender equality training in supporting the implementation of gender mainstreaming. Interactive gender equality training tool Database of resources on gender equality training
Does gender equality feature in your work? Whether you work in fisheries, transport or any other area of the society, it should always be there! With EIGE’s new platform, there are no more excuses to ignore gender concerns. We show you how to mainstream gender, tailor-made for your field. “EIGE’s Gender Mainstreaming Platform presents the different challenges for gender equality in 19 policy areas and introduces practical ways to address them”, explains Barbara Limanowska, Senior Gender Mainstreaming Officer at EIGE.
What does gender mainstreaming have to do with…Sport? Agriculture? Energy? Transport? Gender gaps and inequalities between women and men exist across all areas of society and impact on our daily lives – in classrooms, on the sports field and on public transport. This leaflet provides a basic introduction to what gender mainstreaming is and how it works. It also contains information on the different resources you can find on EIGE’s online platform to help include a gender perspective into all stages of the policy cycle, including policy area guides, good practices, methods and tools and country specific information.
This publication summarises the main results of the Gender Equality Index 2015 for the European Union (EU) and its Member States. It presents scores for 2005, 2010 and 2012, allowing for an assessment of the progress made in the pursuit of gender equality in the EU over time. Access the Gender Equality Index interactive comparison module
This publication summarises the main results of the Gender Equality Index 2015, which provides scores for 2005, 2010 and 2012, for the first time allowing for an assessment of the progress made in the pursuit of gender equality in the EU and individual Member States over time. Access the Gender Equality Index
122 million people live at risk of poverty and social exclusion in Europe. That’s almost one in four citizens. Over half of them are women. The Europe 2020 Strategy sets the target of lifting at least 20 million people out of poverty by 2020 but reaching the goal will be a challenge. The number of people living in poverty has actually increased by an additional 5 million people over the last six years.
This publication summarises the findings of the in-depth study of gender-equality training performed in the framework of EIGE’s 2-year project, Gender Training in the European Union: Mapping, Research and Stakeholders’ Engagement. The in-depth study looks at the preconditions and factors contributing to effective training delivery. Effective gender equality training: Synthesis report Database of resources on gender equality training
Since 2005 the EU is still only half way towards gender equality, as shown by the Gender Equality Index 2015 of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). Two years on from the launch in 2013, EIGE has built a time series of the Index covering 2005, 2010 and 2012. The total score of the Index for the EU rose marginally from 51.3 out of 100 in 2005 and to 52.9 in 2012. The progress per Member State and per domain however is uneven – some Member States have improved while some have regressed.