Europe: Gender Equality Institute's 2015 Index Finds Gaps in Data on Violence Against Women
Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:55 AM

The European Institute for Gender Equality (“EIGE”) has released the 2015 Gender Equality Index (“2015 Index”), measuring the progress made by European Union states towards achieving full equality for women in eight core areas or “domains” of life. This would include measuring indicators of progress for women in work, health, money, knowledge, time and power, as well as assessing the broader impacts of violence and discrimination on women’s ability to achieve equality in all aspects of life.

The 2015 Index found that Europe was “halfway towards gender equality” in 2012, with “very marginal progress from 2005 to 2012.” In particular, the “domain of violence was identified as the biggest gap of all in 2013 because of a lack of comparable and harmonised data at EU level.” For this reason, EIGE said it will “continue to develop a comprehensive measurement framework of violence against women.”

Compiled from: Gender Equality Index: measuring progress in the EU since 2005, European Institute for Gender Equality Publications (May 18, 2016).