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2017 Report on equality between women and men in the EU

2017 Report on equality between women and men in the EU

The report takes stock of progress in implementing the Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019, including key trends, actions and achievements by the Commission and the Member States in 2016. It also highlights good practices in Member States and projects supported by the EU. The report is structured around the five thematic priorities of the Strategic engagement for gender equality, as well as the horizontal gender mainstreaming principle.

Some figures from the report:

  • Men spent 39 hours of paid work per week on average in the EU, whereas women spend 33 hours in paid work. In contrast, working women spend 22 hours per week in unpaid work, while working men spend fewer than 10 hours.
  • The proportion of women members in the single/lower houses of national parliaments in the EU has increased from 22.1% in October 2004 to 28.7 % in November 2016, but the rate of progress is slow at just over half a percentage point per year.
  • The number of police-recorded rape offences in the EU increased by 37 % over 2008-2014. Eurostat will start developing data on the prevalence of gender-based violence, in co-operation with national statistics institutes and key experts.