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European Union Gender Equality Index

In our recent report, we conducted a comprehensive analysis of the European Union Gender Equality Index, a vital instrument for assessing progress in gender equality within the EU. Developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this index incorporates 31 internationally accepted indicators across six core domains: work, money, knowledge, time, power, and health.

Each domain of the Gender Equality Index provides insight into various aspects of gender equality, allowing for a nuanced understanding of the current landscape. The analysis revealed notable advancements in gender equality within the EU, with a moderate increase in the overall score since the previous year. Significant progress was observed in the time and work domains, driven by improvements in care activities and labor market participation. However, challenges persist, particularly in the power domain, where gender disparities in decision-making positions remain pronounced.

Despite overall progress, disparities among member states highlight the need for targeted interventions. While some countries are making swift progress, others are progressing more gradually or experiencing setbacks. As policymakers, businesses, and society continue to strive for gender equality, the Gender Equality Index remains instrumental in monitoring progress and informing evidence-based interventions. By heeding its insights and addressing its findings, we can work together to realize a future where gender equality is not just a goal but a reality for all.

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