Key Indicators for target 5.5. are the proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments and local governments (Indicator 5.5.1), and the proportion of women in managerial positions (Indicator 5.5.2).
According to the European Institute for Gender Equality, women held 28.9 % of seats in national parliaments in the second quarter of 2017, and this share increases steadily. The percentage in Austria is even beyond 30%. However, Croatian figures show a substantial decrease from 2012 to 2017, and the country is now at place 22 from the 28 EU-members.
The share of women in boards of the largest listed companies within the European Union was 24.6 % in 2017. In the years between 2003 and 2017, there was an almost steady increase of a total of 16.1 percentage points. Austria and Croatia have also substantially improved during this period, but are still below the EU-average. When not only the board members but also the members of the second highest decision-making body are taken into account, the situation is even worse: In Austria, women made up only 5.5 %.