Less than a third of all parliamentarians in the EU are women. With the current speed, it will take almost twenty years to achieve gender-balanced national parliaments.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)’s new online tool gives ideas on needed changes. It helps to identify where parliaments stand on their way to gender equality and proposes steps for every parliament to improve. The tool already presents initial data from any EU country’s parliament. It is synchronised with the association’s gender statistics database, which has statistics on women in parliamentary bureaus and committees in the national parliaments of all the Member States.
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.