New Resource: 2015 European Index Shows Slight Improvement in Women's Equality
Friday, August 14, 2015 9:00 AM

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has released the Gender Equality Index 2015: Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2012. A slight increase in the European Union (EU) index score reflects overall progress in gender equality in Europe, but some individual EU member states have fallen behind. The prevalence of violence against women is identified as an important part of the index, and the report includes EU country data on physical, sexual and psychological violence experienced by women. However, EIGE noted that all EU member states could improve the quality and quantity of data collected on violence against women.

Compiled from: EIGE launches Gender Equality Index 2015: Marginal improvements in gender equality, European Institute for Gender Equality (July 2, 2015).