|Author (Corporate)||European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)|
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.
The seat of the European Institute for Gender Equality is in Vilnius (Lithuania). It was officially launched in June 2010. Equal participation of women and men in politics is an important condition for effective democracy and good governance. Apart from strengthening and enhancing the democratic system, the participation of more women in political decision‑making has many positive effects on society that can help improve the lives of women and men. Benefits include more equitable societies and inclusive governance, higher standards of living, positive development in education, health and infrastructure, and a decrease in political corruption.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|