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Measuring Gender Equality in
the European Union:
The Gender Equality Index
Gender equality - equal share of
assets and equal dignity and
integrity between women and
men
Index measures gender
gaps adjusted for levels of
achievement
The Gender Equality Index is adapted
to the context of the EU and is based
on EU policy priorities
4
The Gender Equality Index
Inequality
1
Equality
100
Participation
Segregation and
quality of work
FTE employment
Duration of working life
Sectoral segregation
Flexibility of working time
Health and safety
Training at work
Women remain less likely to
participate in the labour market
Large gender segregation in the
labour market remains prevalent
The gendered nature of quality of
work needs to be measured
69.9
Financial resources
Earnings
Income
Economic situation
Not at-risk-of-poverty
Income distribution
Women receive lower earnings
and income than men in the EU
Women are at a disadvantage in
terms of their economic situation
Individual rather than household
level indicators could measure
gender differences in a more
sensitive way
68.9
Education
attainment and
segregation
Lifelong learning
Participation in
tertiary education
Segregation
Participation in formal
or non-formal
education and training
Women outnumber men as
university graduates in the EU
Gender segregation in educational
fields remains high
Participation in lifelong learning is
low and is more feminised where
participation is higher
48.9
Care activities
Social activities
Childcare activities
Domestic activities
Sport, culture and leisure
activities
Volunteering and
charitable activities
Women remain disproportionately
responsible for caring activities
The unequal division of time extends
to other activities
Addressing the division of time can
provide an opportunity towards
transformative change
38.8
Political
Economic
Ministerial
Parliamentary
Regional assemblies
Members of boards
Members of Central Bank
Low levels of gender equality in
political decision-making
The lowest gender equality score can
be found in economic decisionmaking
Key actions should be taken to
consider gender balance in decisionmaking
38.0
Status
Self perceived health
Life expectancy
Healthy life years
Access
Unmet medical needs
Unmet dental needs
Low gender gaps exist in access to
health structures
The old adage that ‘women get sicker
and men die younger’ remains
largely true
90.1
69.0
68.9
90.1
38.8
48.9
38.0
54.0
Barcelona Further analysis
http://eige.europa.eu/content/gender-equality-index
Gender mainstreaming tools, methods
and good practices:
- Investing in gender competence development
- Good Practices
- Institutional Capacity for Gender
Mainstreaming and use of Gender Impact
Assessment in the EU Member States
Recommendations on
Institutional Capacity
for Gender Mainstreaming:
• Strengthen legal obligations for GM
• Enhance cooperation and networking
• Obligatory use of GM tools and methods
• Commitment to improve gender competence across different
sectors.
Council Conclusions.
Competence development
programme
Foster wider
acceptance of a
need to develop
gender competence
Identify ways
forward
Improve
knowledge on
gender training
Advance
discussion on
quality standards
Make available
practical
information from
EU-28
Bring together
relevant actors
Gender Trainers and Training
Resources Databases
Are you looking for gender trainers?
• More than 200
individuals and
organisations
• EU-28
• Many thematic areas
• Easily searchable
EIGE’s work on good practices aims to
promote within MS and among stakeholders:
• Competence Development
• Networking
• Peer-to-Peer learning
Good Practices 2012-2014:
• Prevention of gender based violence (domestic violence,
female genital mutilation)
• Gender training
• Gender equality in media
• Female entrepreneurship
• Work-life balance
Expected results on work-life balance
• Peer learning seminars
• 12 good practices (June 2014) focusing on:
• Self regulation (specific concern on social partners)
• Awareness-raising (including mentoring)
• Training
Resource and Documentation Centre (RDC)
•
•
Gather the institutional memory of gender equality work
at the EU and MS level
Make the right gender equality related knowledge
available at the right time to the relevant actors
RDC’s beneficiaries:
• Primary: Policy makers and implementers at the EU
and MS level, EIGE staff;
• Secondary: Research organisations, Social Partners,
Civil Society Organisations, Media, EU citizens.
Resource & Documentation Centre (RDC)
Managing Gender Knowledge
PROCESS/PRODUCE
COLLECT
SHARE
EIGE’s RDC partners
KvinnSam
…& more
EIGE RDC video…
www.eige.europa.eu/rdc
Contacts
dr. Jolanta Reingarde
Senior researcher/Analyst
[email protected]
EIGE - General enquiries
[email protected]
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
Gedimino pr. 16
01103 - Vilnius
Lithuania
www.eige.europa.eu