• Gender equality and youth: opportunities and risks of digitalisation – Main report

    EIGE’s research shows the many ways digital technologies are benefiting young people in access to learning, friendship, information and actions for social change. It also shows that aggressive behaviour online is anticipated and normalised. For the EU to harness the potential of digital technologies for youth mobilisation, diminishing the power of gender stereotypes online and promoting the diversity of voices...

  • CSW68 newsfeed – Director Carlien Scheele shares reflections from New York

    The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) convenes in New York, bringing together government officials, civil society organisations, experts, and activists from around the world. The aim: to agree on actions and investments that eradicate poverty and advance gender equality.

    Illustration of women of different backgrounds and professions walking towards the same direction
  • Changing the game: women in sports

    In an Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting at European Parliament on 7 March 2024 Director Carlien Scheele weighs in on the challenges women face in sports – and how they can be a force for promoting gender equality on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2024.

  • Today’s choices are tomorrow’s consequences

    In an informal meeting with European Gender Equality Ministers on 27 February 2024 under the Belgian Presidency, Director Carlien Scheele presented a vision of what gender equality could look like in 2030 – if we already put ourselves there.

  • Women fleeing the war: Access to sexual and reproductive healthcare in the EU under the Temporary Protection Directive

    Since the onset of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on 22 February 2022, human rights violations and violence have become the new harrowing reality of Ukraine, with growing evidence of mass atrocities and crimes of sexual violence and torture committed against civilians in the territories occupied by Russia’s armed forces. Over 8 million persons – mostly women and children...

  • Challenges and Changes: promoting women in law enforcement

    EIGE's Director, Carlien Scheele, addresses a High-level International Conference on Women in Law Enforcement organised by the Lithuanian Ministry of Interior on 2 February 2024 with the participation of women in leadership positions in the internal security sector, both at the EU and at national levels.

  • Methodological Guidance: Administrative data collection on violence against women and domestic violence

    The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has developed 13 indicators on intimate partner violence (IPV) to guide the data collection efforts of the police and justice sectors. The indicators developed by EIGE help to assess the progress made at the national level to reduce IPV and domestic violence, and enhance the comparability of data in alignment with the minimum...

  • In conversation: “If we speak about a social and fair transition, it means we should leave no one behind”

    Setting the scene during the Gender Equality Index 2023 conference on 24 October 2023 at the European Parliament, moderator Federica Di Sario discusses with EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele, on where the European Green Deal and Gender Equality meet and why it matters now more than ever.

  • Gender Equality Index 2023: Towards a green transition in transport and energy

    The Gender Equality Index 2023 presents the EU in relation to gender equality amid crises and uncertainties. In recent years, the world has been hit by repeated shocks and multiple crises. What remains constant is the fact that when crisis strikes, women and girls suffer disproportionally. The crises and shocks continuously threaten to create new challenges and reverse years of...