Gender equality index 2021 Health
Health, the thematic focus of this report, explores an additional three dimensions – health status (including mental health), health behaviours and access to health services. It also provides a gender and intersectional analysis of SRH and the COVID-19 pandemic. Chapter 1 presents the results of the Gender Equality Index 2021, and key trends since 2010 and since the 5th edition of the Index. The convergence analysis reveals an evolution of disparities on gender equality across Member States and provides a broader context for the main findings. Chapters 2–7 summarise the policy context, key outcomes of core domains and COVID-19’s toll on gender equality in those areas. Developments in the domain of violence are covered in Chapter 8, while the thematic focus on health is explored in Chapter 9.