Furthermore, after a proposal by the competent GSGE Director for Development & Support of Policies on Gender Equality, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality issued a press release in Greek on 3-11-2017, which gained great publicity among the Mass Media and social media in Greece.
Here are some indicative links:
In that way, further promotion and greater visibility of our joint pivotal role on gender mainstreaming, women's economic empowerment and equality between women and men have been achieved by our initiative among competent Greek stakeholders.
Besides the successful information and awareness-raising campaign on European Equal Pay Day 2017 initiated by the competent GSGE Directorate for Development & Support of Policies on Gender Equality, I would like to make some comments/remarks associated with the EIGE's Gender Equality Index 2017.
The EIGE's press release on the launch of the index caused great confusion to the Greek mass media and it presented a misleading impression of the situation in Greece. No Greek journalist read the full text of the report; on the contrary, it is widely known that journalists prefer ready-to-eat food for publication and they sticked to the Greek version of the EIGE's press release with emphasis on the 28th place of Greece in the ranking by the EIGE: "...while Greece moved to the bottom with 50 points". In addition, there has been no reference in the specific press release that the data refers back to 2015: http://eige.europa.eu/news-and-events/news/gender-equality-index-2017-progress-snails-pace
As you may know, the World Economic Forum (WEF) publicized the Global Gender Gap Report 2017 on 1-11-2017 which benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, this year’s edition also analyses the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations:
The WEF's ranking is in total contradiction with the one initiated by the EIGE; Greece is placed on the 78th place out of 144 countries and it is above from other five EU Member States: Italy (82), Czech Republic (88), Cyprus (92), Malta (93) and Hungary (103).
The Greek side would be grateful to you if you informed your political and administrative leadership accordingly.