Greece and Hungary at the Bottom of EU’s Gender Equality Index for 2019



According to the Gender Equality Index 2019, published recently by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), Greece ranks, once again, really low in terms of gender equality among EU member states.

”The EU continues its snail’s pace when it comes to gender equality progress,” EIGE notes, saying that ”Greece and Hungary have the most ground to make up, with both scoring less than 52” in this year’s index.

The EU average in 2019’s index was 67.4 points; however, Greece’s was only 51.2.

Sweden continues to top the EU scoreboard, with 83.6 points, followed by Denmark with 77.5.

In this index, one point indicates complete inequality and 100 points represent complete equality.

“We are moving in the right direction but we are still far from the finish line. Our Index, which sets a benchmark for gender equality in the EU, shows that almost half of all Member States fall below the 60 point mark. As the new EU Parliament and Commission shape and renew EU priorities for the next strategic framework, it is crucial that gender equality gathers speed,” said Virginija Langbakk, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).