Gender Equality Index for Montenegro

Jan 29, 2020

Gender Equality Index was calculated for the first time in Montenegro, and the report calls for stronger leadership for institutional transformation, coupled with adequate financial resources, in order to bridge the gap between men and women. 

Gender Equality Index was developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and is used to measure inequalities in all EU member states and pre-accession countries. Based on EIGE methodology, index was measured by the National Statistical Office of Montenegro. The report was produced within the EU-funded project “Support to Anti-discrimination and Gender Equality Policies” implemented by UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights.

With the index value of 55 (out of maximum 100 points), Montenegro scored lower than the EU average of 67.4. Top of the ladder is held by Sweden, Denmark, France, Finland and the UK, while four EU member states scored lower than Montenegro – Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Greece.

At the national level, women in Montenegro are least equal when it comes to Power, followed sequentially by Time, Knowledge, Money and Work. Highest equality was observed in the domain of Health. Greatest differences between the EU countries and Montenegro were recorded in the domains of Money and Power.

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