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This year’s index has focused on the effects of digitalization, warning that women are underrepresented in developing artificial intelligence and digital start-ups, as men dominate the development of new technologies.
Segregation in education and work is still among the biggest problems holding back gender equality, the institute said, citing a concentration of either women or men in certain subjects or jobs.
The European Parliament is for the first time holding a European Gender Equality Week on October 26-29 to address the issue and discuss future challenges for the advancement of girls’ and women’s rights and gender equality.
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