Gender inequality remains a major problem in the world. The research aims to highlight the trends in the overall gender gap in the EU countries, which are still characterized by a horizontal and vertical gender segregation. The research is based on a review of literature and reports. After a short overview of recent EU legal and policy developments to promote gender equality across all Member States, the study sheds light on the actual impact of those policies on reducing the gender gap and shows that binding measures and targets are needed to dismantle cultural stereotypes. Gender stereotypes continue to play a significant role in perpetuating the barriers that impede individuals from having equal opportunities for education, training, career progression, empowerment in political decision-making, and leadership positions in companies, public institutions and non-profit organisations. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing inequalities between women and men in almost all areas of life, especially in the domains of work and time. The study concludes with a set of policy recommendations and practices that can help reduce gender differences with benefits for individuals and communities. The gender equality is needed to capitalize on diversity that is part of our world because a gender equal redistribution of resources, power, and responsibilities is required to reach the full potential in the economy, democracy and civil society.

Gender Equality : A Matter of Democracy / S. Angeloni, F.M. Spano. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Law, Business and Innovation Studies Conference tenutosi a London nel 2021.

Gender Equality : A Matter of Democracy

S. Angeloni
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F.M. Spano
2021-09-09

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Gender inequality remains a major problem in the world. The research aims to highlight the trends in the overall gender gap in the EU countries, which are still characterized by a horizontal and vertical gender segregation. The research is based on a review of literature and reports. After a short overview of recent EU legal and policy developments to promote gender equality across all Member States, the study sheds light on the actual impact of those policies on reducing the gender gap and shows that binding measures and targets are needed to dismantle cultural stereotypes. Gender stereotypes continue to play a significant role in perpetuating the barriers that impede individuals from having equal opportunities for education, training, career progression, empowerment in political decision-making, and leadership positions in companies, public institutions and non-profit organisations. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing inequalities between women and men in almost all areas of life, especially in the domains of work and time. The study concludes with a set of policy recommendations and practices that can help reduce gender differences with benefits for individuals and communities. The gender equality is needed to capitalize on diversity that is part of our world because a gender equal redistribution of resources, power, and responsibilities is required to reach the full potential in the economy, democracy and civil society.
binding measures; educational challenges; Gender Equality Index; gender inequality
Settore SECS-P/07 - Economia Aziendale
Gender Equality : A Matter of Democracy / S. Angeloni, F.M. Spano. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Law, Business and Innovation Studies Conference tenutosi a London nel 2021.
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