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Category Archives: Gender equality

OECD Gender Portal

Gender equality is inextricably linked to education. However, gender-based discrimination in education is both a cause and a consequence of broader forms of gender inequality in society. The new OECD website monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non-OECD countries and provides good practices based on analytical tools and data. The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and […]


WARM – A tool for Gender Equality

The WARM platform is meant to be a dynamic and open tool on which teachers, facilitators, learners or animators can find learning/teaching material on various gender issues such as key figures and dates; interviews given by women in each country and methodological guidelines for pedagogic activities. Although the tool was created with the purpose of empowering women by equipping them with means to promote gender equality at local, national and international levels it also aims to help learners, men and […]


The ABC of gender equality in education

The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence tries to determine why 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls, on average, to be overall low achievers, and why high-performing 15-year-old girls underachieve in mathematics, science and problem solving compared to high-achieving boys. As the evidence in the report makes clear, gender disparities in school performance stem from students’ attitudes towards learning and their behaviour in school, from how they choose to spend their leisure time, and from the confidence they have – or do not […]


EU Gender Equality Framework for External Relations

On 22 September 2015 the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) adopted the 2016-2020 framework for the EU’s actions in terms of gender equality and women’s emancipation in the context of the Union’s external relations. It aims to help partner countries to achieve real results along the path to gender equality as well as to set new sustainable development goals (SDGs). It is subdivided into four pillars: the fight to counter all forms of violence done to […]


LGBTI Equality

This publication provides a list of actions by the Commission to advance Lesbian, Gays, Bi-sexual, Transsexuals and Inter-sex (LGBTI) equality. The actions listed cover in a comprehensive way all policy areas that are relevant for LGBTI people: non-discrimination,
education, employment, health, free movement, asylum, hate speech/hate crime, enlargement and foreign policy. The Commission’s objectives are to support progress in all EU and accession countries in all these policy areas, improve the social acceptance of LGBTI people and enforce EU legislation.