This is a collection of key figures about the gender equality in France. Published in March, 2015, it comprises complete data on gender equality and analyses the mechanisms of gender inequality. The document shows that the equality laws in France have allowed an equal access of the women and the men to the electoral mandates, have strengthened women’s representation in the high level positions of companies and sports federations. Despite the gender gap is still there, the stereotypes against women persist and gender violence is still an important issue, the figures highlight the progresses done and what is still needed, showing how gender equality is on the top of the French Institutional agenda.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.