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In terms of gender equity Poland places itself above the European average most of its neighbours. However, it has a long way to go to mach those European countries leading the chart.

In terms of gender equity Moldova places itself above the European average and its two closest neighbours.

In terms of gender equity Malta lags well behind the European average, and also behind the its closest neighbours in that region.

In terms of gender equity Lithuania places itself above the European average, and in a better condition than most of its neighbours. However, it is still far from reaching the desired level of equality among Lithuanian men and women.

In terms of gender equity Hungary matches the European average, but is slightly below some of its neighbours.

In terms of gender equity Estonia places itself above the European average, but below some of its neighbours.

In terms of gender equity Switzerland is above the European average, but lags behind the Nordic countries and Spain.

In terms of gender equity The Netherlands places itself above the European average but below neighbouring Germany.

In terms of gender equity Italy lags behind the European average, and also behind some of its neighbours.

This is made apparent by the publication of the Gender Equity Index (GEI) 2012, published by Social Watch on the eve of Women’s International Day, March 8.

In terms of gender equity Germany places itself well above the European average, but below the Nordic countries and Spain.

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