Money and power in the EU: equal pay shared?


EIGE helps MEPs boost gender equality

A fresh term for the European Parliament has begun. EIGE wants to help new or returning members speed up gender equality progress, which has been moving at a snail’s pace over the past decade. That’s why we have put together a package of EIGE’s resources and information on gender equality that can assist MEPs develop more gender-sensitive policies for the European Union.

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Gender Equality Index 2019

How do women and men balance work and personal life in the EU? Do they have the same opportunities to take parental leave, to work flexibly or to access care services? Find out on 15 October when EIGE releases its Gender Equality Index.

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Glossary and Thesaurus

EIGE’s glossary and thesaurus provides an explanation for many terms related to women and men in the labour market. Check out the definitions for work-life balance, gender pay gap, economic violence, domestic division of labour and many more.

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The weight of stereotypes on career choices

The EU’s economy has a major weakness: the uneven concentration of women and men in study and work fields. Men dominate engineering and technology, while women are concentrated in teaching and care work. Companies often struggle to find qualified professionals in growing sectors, such as ICT and health care.

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The gender pay gap: a penalty for motherhood?

The gender pay gap reveals the different realities of women and men. The biggest gap in earnings is among couples who have children under the age of seven – showing that the costs of having a family fall heavily on women’s shoulders. Find out why and see how a better work-life balance can help to tackle the issue in our report and news article.

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Covid 19 Global Pandemic and Women

Covid-19 global pandemic has especially affected women’s path towards claiming gender equality.

From a rise in domestic violence due to lockdown, to difficulties with work and family conciliation, as well as reduction of working rights, schedules and job losses; the world health crisis has been particularly harsh on women around the globe. The following articles analyze this phenomenon regionally within the European Union and from different perspectives:

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The impact of COVID-19 on women threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

The last year has been challenging for everyone. However, results show specific groups and individuals, including  women, have been disproportionately affected. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, women are suffering now more than ever from inequalities around work, increased childcare responsibilities and domestic violence.

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