Category Archives: Gender Equality

In the news: Gender equality

Did you know the average hourly pay of women in Europe is 16.3% lower than that of men?  The 3rd November was designated European Equal Pay Day this year to mark the moment when women effectively stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues, with almost two months of the year remaining.

Find out here how the UK gender pay gap compares to other European countries.

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In brief: European Institute for Gender Equality

eigelogoThe European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the EU, established to contribute to, and strengthen the promotion of, gender equality. It promotes gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as raising EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality. This 18-page booklet surveys the EIGE’s work in monitoring the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU, combating gender‑based violence, promoting gender equality, producing gender equality statistics and promoting gender mainstreaming.

Se below for a video from EIGE explaining how the Gender Mainstreaming platform attempts to tackle the issue of gender inequality: