1/09/2016
 
 

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

“The Global Gender Gap Report 2016” produced by the World Economic Forum assesses gender-based differences and tracks their evolution over time. While no measure can reflect the entire situation, a calculator appended to the Gender Global Gap estimates long-standing inequalities facing women in various countries based on four key issues: health, education, economy and politics.

The report provides comprehensive data and a clear method for detecting shortcomings so that countries can identify priorities in their own economic, political and cultural contexts.

More than a decade of data shows us that progress remains slow.

The World Economic Forum’s most recent report alerts governments in order to accelerate the achievement of gender equality through the development of a more bold policy, but also encourages business leaders to consider gender equality as a priority and development imperative, the positive results of which are clearly demonstrated, in terms of growth and internal climate.

Key figures: Based on the various studies carried out in recent years by the World Economic Forum, it will take 170 years for the world to bridge this gap between the sexes if the pace of progress does not accelerate.

While the top 5 countries of the Gender Gap Report are Northern countries (Iceland and Finland in the lead), France arrives only in 17th place in the ranking, up since last year, while the United States remains in 45th place. Both are far behind Rwanda, ranked in 5th place.

 

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

 
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