Gender

The gender gap at EU elections 

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

Women across Europe don't tend to vote as much in European elections, compared with men. That fact poses questions on the growing gender gap in both politics and representation in the European Parliament.


Senior management: a male world  in depth

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

From top to bottom of the salary scale, inequality rules. 


What’s holding back the fight against gender-based violence? 

Friday 07 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance.


Migrating to reproduce  in depth

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.


Croatia, where the streets have no (women's) names 

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Ana Kuzmanić
Ivana Perić
| H-Alter

The visualisations of urban public space are an important part of the process of creating collective memory and imagining (a different) future. In the toponymy of Croatian cities there is almost no trace of women. In 55 out of the 64 cities included in our analysis, the percentage of streets named after women is lower than 5 percent.


Better data can prevent violence against women  in depth

Wednesday 21 November 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Lack of standardisation in reporting and cultural differences between Northern and Eastern European countries complicate efforts towards an effective response against gender-based violence.


How Bolivia and Rwanda leave the German Bundestag in the dust 

Monday 06 November 2017 | Marcel Pauly
Marie Segger
Patrick Stotz
| Spiegel Online

The new Bundestag is fairly average – at least as far as the proportion of women and young MPs is concerned. An international comparison shows that, elsewhere, things are done differently.


Female unemployment is declining more in the Netherlands than in the EU

Wednesday 11 July 2018 | Newsworthy

The unemployment rate among women was 4.0 percent in the Netherlands in May 2018, compared to 5.6 percent in May 2017, while in the same period unemployment among women in the EU has decreased from 8.0 to 7.3 percent.


The gender gap is not narrowing

Thursday 18 January 2018 | VoxEurop

In the last ten years, women’s unemployment progressively fell almost to that of men, but in many countries there still are huge differences.