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1 EB75.1 – March th anniversary of Womens day: Bridging the gender gap in the EU Special EB

2 A. Methodology

3 - Survey conducted in face-to-face at respondents house - Fieldwork: 09 February – 06 March Population: representative sample of population Coverage: European Union 27 Member States - Number of interviews: Special Eurobarometer A. Methodology

4 B. Agenda

5 II. Inequalities between men and women I. Women and decision making positions III. Violence against women

6 I. Women and decision making positions

7 Given equal qualifications and skills, do you think that the obstacles facing women in reaching positions of responsibility are significant in each of the following areas? (ONE ANSWER ONLY PER ITEM) 1. The obstacles facing women in reaching decision making positions Community organisations SMEs Political parties Senior levels of public administration Big companies

8 Which of the following measures do you think would be most effective in ensuring womens access to positions of responsibility in enterprises and high levels of public administration? (ONE ANSWER ONLY) 2. Measures to ensure womens access to decision making positions

9 Which of the following do you think are the reasons why women are under- represented in politics? Firstly? And secondly? (MULTIPLE ANSWERS POSSIBLE) 3. Under-representation of women in politics

10 According to you, which of the following would be the most effective measure to encourage better political representation of women? (ONE ANSWER ONLY) 4. Measures for a better political representation of women

11 What are the main reasons which would discourage you from voting at next […] elections? (MULTIPLE ANSWERS POSSIBLE) 5. Reasons for not participating at the next elections NB: There is no significant difference between men and women

12 II. Inequalities between men and women

13 1. Context Nowadays in the EU, 17% of women are in a precarious situation*: 73% of men are employed compared to 59% of women*; 8% of men have a part time job compared to 31% of women*; 8% of men live in a household where nobody is working compared to 10% of women*. On average, in the EU, women earn 17% less than men**; In the EU, 45% of people in the labour market are women***. * Source Eurostat 2008 ** This figure was the one at the time of the survey design - November 2010 (Eurostat 2008) *** Source Eurostat 2009

14 2. Main reasons for womens precarious situation According to you, which of the following are the main reasons for the insecurity which women experience in the EU? (MAX. 2 ANSWERS)

15 3. Measures to reducing the gender pay gap According to you, which of the following measures would contribute most to reducing the pay gap between women and men in (OUR COUNTRY)? (ONE ANSWER ONLY)

16 4. Measures to reconcile Europeans private and professional lives According to you, which of the following measures would be the most effective for enabling Europeans to reconcile their private and working lives better? (ONE ANSWER ONLY)

17 III. Violence against women

18 1. Context Currently, when a restraining order - a court decision which prevents someone who is guilty of violence from approaching their victim - is pronounced in one Member State, it is not valid in the other Member States of the European Union…

19 2. Restraining order in the EU27 Member States To what extent are you personally in favour or opposed the proposal that a restraining order pronounced in one Member State should be valid in all EU Member States? (ONE ANSWER ONLY) Men EU27 Women

20 Which of the following measures do you think needs to be a priority in a European strategy to eliminate violence against women? (ONE ANSWER ONLY) 3. Measures to eliminate violence against women

21 EB75.1 – March th anniversary of Womens day: Bridging the gender gap in the EU Special EB


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