Gender Equality Index 2017: Progress at a snail’s pace

Gender Equality Index 2017: Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2015 – Report

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published a report that documents the third edition of the Gender Equality Index 2017.  This updated Index shows where Europe stands today. Although there is a moving forward the overall progress is very slow. The EU’s score is just four points higher than ten years ago, now 66.2 out of 100. The top performing country is Sweden with a score of 82.6, while Greece moved to the bottom with 50 points. The award for the most improved country goes to Italy, which made a big leap and gained 12.9 points to place itself at rank 14 on the ladder.