Gender equality is a social policy challenge of the highest order
While progress has certainly been made in achieving equality, the pace is still too slow. The State Government of Lower Saxony believes that gender equality will remain a policy challenge as long as opportunties for women and men are distributed inequitably - disadvantage must be eliminated.
Even today, there are still significantly more men in top positions in industry, government and administration, and science and research. This is the case despite the fact that women are equally as qualified for and suited to those positions. Women must be afforded the same opportunities in all areas of society.
Reliable data can significantly support well-founded, target-oriented gender equality policy. This is why the State Government of Lower Saxony has put together a Gender Equality Atlas for Lower Saxony. The indicators used are based on the Gender Equality Atlas for Germany, which can be downloaded.