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April 2018
Gender equality in focus
Zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Sexual harassment can happen anywhere – on the sports field, on public transport and in the work place. About half of women in the EU have experienced sexual harassment since the age of 15, that’s up to 100 million women. Enough is enough. We all need to stand up and speak out about violence against women. Watch our video and find out how you can get involved in the White Ribbon campaign today.

Latest news
EU Agencies stand together against sexual harassment

EU Agencies commit to zero tolerance towards sexual harassment in the work place. In a joint statement, they promise to provide their staff with a safe and trusted place to work. They will make sure that every staff member knows that harassment is never acceptable and will not be tolerated. Read the statement here.


Time to get more women in tech

Flexible working hours, better salaries and a good office environment - getting an Information and Communication technology (ICT) job has many advantages. Still, more than eight out of ten ICT jobs go to men. This means that the EU is set to face a vast shortage of digital skills. Find out how companies can attract more women to the ICT sector here.

Will EIGE visit your country in 2018?

EIGE’s research and tools can help EU Member States become more gender equal. Each year, EIGE visits five countries to give an update on the national gender equality situation. Our first visits will be in Latvia, France and Italy. Find out more about the upcoming visit to Latvia in April here.


Meet our Experts’ Forum members

Dace Kavasa has extensive experience in gender equality, human rights and corporate sustainability and responsibility topics. She has worked as an international consultant in Europe and Asia. In 2011, she founded a business that delivers sustainability solutions to businesses, state and non-state actors. She actively contributes to the Experts’ Forum with inputs on gender mainstreaming, education and brings a business and human rights perspective. Find out more about her and other members of the Experts’ Forum here.

New publication
How to tackle stereotypes in education?

Science and math subjects are not very popular among women and similarly, only few men choose to study education, health and welfare subjects. Teachers and career advisers should be trained to spot and combat gender stereotypes early on at school. It would enable young people to choose their study and career path more freely. Read more in EIGE's new publication: Study and work in the EU: set apart by gender.



Jobs at EIGE
Seconded national expert (SNE) - research & statistics

Are you experienced in using and producing statistics? If you are a wizz in preparing and implementing research projects and have solid knowledge about gender equality, we might have a place for you. This position is open to people working in the public sector. Make sure to submit your application before 30 April 2018, 13:30 EET. More details

Seconded national expert (SNE) - stakeholder relations

Are you passionate about building relationships and gender equality policies? If so, our stakeholder relationships position could be for you. This position is open to people working in the public sector. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2018, 13:30 EET. More details

Good to know
Are you looking for more data on women in ICT?

Latest data show that the concentration of women in the ICT sector can vary a lot from one Member State to another. Bulgaria has the biggest share of women ICT specialists (30.2%), while Slovakia has the lowest (9.2%). What about your country? Find out in EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database here.

Let’s talk gender!

April definition: work-life balance


This refers to achieving balance between time spent at work and time devoted to personal and family life. Work-life balance measures are important for advancing women’s careers and reducing inequalities in the labour market. Get the full definition and search for more terms in our Gender Equality Glossary and Thesaurus

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