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Study on women’s representation in politics in Europe

The study presented by the European women’s lobby outlines the current state of women’s representation in politics in Europe, highlights the various legislative acts and initiatives in each European country, as well as their success and limitations.

In the year 2022 the EIGE Gender Equality Index on power scored 57,2 points, the lowest score of all domains. In Europe when it comes to women who have access to decision-making positions there is still a strong division in the sector: women represent only 33,4 % of ministers and 33% of members of parliament. What is more, there are only 17 women in the EP who come from ethnic minorities. Women in all of their diversity should be equally represented in decision-making positions and the interests of women should be at the forefront of the political agenda.

This study presents:

• an understanding of the EU current state of affairs and challenges to overcome in relation to EU competences and the principle of subsidiarity;

• an overview of EU precedents to support advocating for more ambitious EU (binding) tools on the representation of women in decision-making bodies;

• an overview of 20 national case studies to be leveraged at the EU level;

• an overview of the European Political Parties’ Initiatives to Improve the Representation of Women.

You can read more about the study here:

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