Athens is at the bottom of the ranking: out of 1,651 streets detected named after individuals, only 4.5% are named after women
In 30 of Europe’s biggest cities, streets named after women make up only 9% of the streets dedicated to individuals, while on average, 91% of streets named after individuals are called after men. These are some of the main results of Mapping Diversity, a large-scale data investigation and analysis coordinated by OBC Transeuropa for the European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet), which examined 145,933 streets in 17 different EU countries.
Mapping the honoured individuals in the streets of Athens
One of the cities with the largest gender gap is Athens, in the streets of which women make up 4,5% of the honoured people. More specifically, the survey detected 3,410 streets of which 1,651 are dedicated to men. 1,546 streets, namely 93.6%, are dedicated to men while only 74 are named after women.