Gender Equality Index 2019: Malta

​​With 62.5 out of 100 points, Malta ranks 15th in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 4.9 points lower than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, Malta’s score increased by 6.5 points (+ 2.4 points since 2015). Malta is progressing towards gender equality. Its ranking is the same as in 2005.

 
Malta’s scores are higher than the EU’s scores in all domains, except the time and power domains. In the power domain, Malta’s score is the lowest (32.2 points) of all. Malta’s score is highest in the domain of health (92.1 points), which places it in the top three in the EU. Since 2005, Malta’s scores have improved the most in the domains of work (+ 12.5 points) and money (+ 12.2 points). Progress has been slower in the domains of health (+ 1.4 points), knowledge and time (+ 3.4 points).

 
Between 2005 and 2017, Malta improved its Index score, but had a lower score than the EU throughout the entire period. Malta moved towards gender equality at a faster rate than the EU average, decreasing its distance to the EU’s score over time.