Digital platforms have often been celebrated for allowing equal opportunities for public self-expression, regardless of one’s identity and status. Yet, not everyone is welcome in the cyberspace. The digital arena has become a breeding ground for a range of exclusionary and violent discourses and beliefs, expressed and disseminated in a context of anonymity and impunity. Both women and men can be victims of cyber violence.
Working women earn on average 13% less than men for doing the same job. Lower wages in turn lead to less social protection, fewer pension entitlements and other social benefits. And women continue to pay the price for this well into retirement, with pensions 37% lower than men’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this speech at a ministerial conference on the European Child Guarantee, organised by the French presidency of the EU 2022 on 4 March 2022. When we speak about early childhood, we need to start by looking at the parents and guardians. What choices do they make? How do current laws enable them to take care of children raised in a family while leading fulfilling lives outside the home, and how do they make it tricky?
Since 2012, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has mapped the situation of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the European Union, identified good practices to tackle it and developed a methodology to estimate the number of women and girls at risk. This common methodology was originally presented in 2015, pilot tested in three Member States (EIGE, 2015), further refined and applied to an additional six Member States (EIGE, 2018).
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) estimates that 12–17 % of girls (102– 136 girls aged 0–18) are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Luxembourg, out of a total population of 822 girls aged 0–18 in 2019 and originating from countries where FGM is practised. Of these 822 migrant girls, 24 % (201) are second generation. Girls at risk of FGM in Luxembourg mostly originate from Eritrea.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) estimates that 9–15 % of girls (3 435–6 025 girls aged 0–18) are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Spain out of a total population of 39 734 girls aged 0–18 in 2018 and originating from countries where FGM is practised. Of these 39 734 migrant girls, 79 % (31 232) are second generation.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) estimates that 12–18 % of girls (735–1 083 girls) aged 0–18 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Austria out of a total population of 5 910 girls aged 0–18 in 2019 and originating from countries where FGM is practised. Of these 5 910 migrant girls, 38 % (2 243) are second generation.