2023 report on gender equality in the EU

Authored by: European Commission

Categories: Statebuilding, The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2023
Citation: European Commission. 2023 report on gender equality in the EU. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2023.

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Executive Summary

Equality between women and men is one of the EU’s fundamental values and promoting it is an obligation enshrined in the Treaty. The von der Leyen Commission has put gender equality at the forefront of its political actions and set out an ambitious strategy for 2020-2025. The 2020-2025 gender equality strategy is the roadmap for the European Commission’s work towards gender equality and sets out the EU’s policy objectives and the actions it will take to help achieve them. The goal is a Union of Equality where women and men, girls and boys, in all their diversity, are free to pursue their chosen path in life, have equal opportunities to thrive in, participate in and lead our European society. Drawing from the 2020 – 2025 gender equality strategy, the EU action plan for gender equality and women’s empowerment 2021–2025 (GAP III) calls for a gender-equal world.

The report focuses on key actions and achievements to improve gender equality by EU institutions and Member States. It also, gives inspiring examples from the Member States and EU-funded projects in these areas. The report also contains key data on the state of play on gender equality in the EU. This data is also published in the Commission’s gender equality strategy monitoring portal.