Launch of the Regional Gender Equality Monitor

In the occasion of the International Women's Day, DG JRC in collaboration with DG REGIO launched the Regional Gender Equality Monitor, which assesses the level of disadvantage and achievements of women in EU regions. The Monitor in based on two indices. The Female Disadvantage Index measures the difference between the performance of men and women in all EU regions. The Female Achievement Index measures the level of achievement women in a region compared to the region with best performing women. The monitor builds on over 30 individual indicators, which capture female disadvantage and achievements in the domains of work and money, knowledge, time, power, health, safety and security and quality of life. The Monitor appeared in the EU Science Hub News

On the 6th of March the work was presented at “Innovations in Gender Data” event, co-organised by UNSD (United Nations Statistics Division) and UN Women at the 50th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), New York. On the 7th of March, the Regional Gender Equality Monitor was presented at the political round table on “Gender Equality in Cities”, hosted by the Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu at Berlaymont, Brussels. In addition, on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, the Monitor was presented at the lunch event of the European Commission intended to provide a scientific perspective to the challenges of gender equality at Charlemagne, Brussels.


The Regional Gender Equality Monitor has been mentioned in the URBACT Gender Equal Cities report and in the 2019 Annual report on equality between women and men by DG JUST.

 Link to report


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