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Statistics and indicators

Indicators of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA)

The Council of the EU has adopted, since 1999, a series of indicators as a follow up of the World conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. The rotating Council Presidencies have produced reports in most of the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the BPfA. On this basis, the Council of the EU has adopted conclusions for each area covered, available here

The European Institute for Gender Equality supports the Presidencies of the Council of the EU by collecting statistics and data on selected areas of the BPfA.

Statistics at European level

At EU level, Eurostat has a wide range of sex-disaggregated data and specific publications available. Most statistics in the social domain are broken down by sex and are available on the website.

The Commission supports the development of specific statistics to follow up the evolution of some critical indicators concerning, for instance, the gender pay gap, childcare coverage, share of women and men in decision-making positions, time-use, etc.

In its annual report on equality between women and men, the Commission analyses the evolution of key indicators in field of equality.