EIGE’s Gender Statistics database is a comprehensive knowledge centre for gender statistics and information on various aspects of (in)equality between women and men. It has been developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and is available online at http://eige.europa.eu.
The main purpose of this database is to build a broad overview of statistics on gender, highlighting differences and inequalities between both sexes. It will support the measurement of whether, or to what extent, gender equality is de facto being achieved. It will also act as a reliable resource in formulation and monitoring of policies that are beneficial for both women and men and will facilitate making appropriate decisions towards the advancement of gender equality. The database contains gender statistics from all over the European Union (EU) and beyond, at the EU, Member State and European level. It is aimed at providing statistical evidence which can be used to support and complement the European Commission’s (EC) Strategy on Gender Equality and support the Member States to monitor their progress.