The new WEF Gender Gap Report reveals that the world is approximately 100 years from total gender equality. The situation is particularly bad in Hungary, as we ranked at the bottom of the Gender Gap Index.
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), none of us will see gender parity in our lifetime. The Global Gender Gap Report reveals that it will take about 100 years to attain gender parity.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2020 benchmarks 153 countries on their progress towards gender parity in four dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment.
Gender parity has almost been achieved in terms of educational attainment and health and survival. 35 countries have already achieved total equality in educational attainment, and statistics suggest that in just 1.5 centuries, all other countries will follow.
Although there is no country in the world that achieved gender equality in politics, there is apparent positive progress in terms of leadership and women’s representation in politics. The biggest gap between genders can still be found in economic participation and opportunity.
Iceland, Norway, and Finland finished at the top of the Global Gender Gap Index. Hungary ranked quite low at No. 105 (out of 153), overtaking China but lagging behind Malaysia, Index reports.
Hungary managed to earn 0.003 points since last year and got a total of 0.677 points. In contrast, the No. 1 Iceland received 0.877 points on the same index.
In terms of each category, Hungary ranked the following:
- Educational Attainment 77th place
- Economic Participation and Opportunity 80th place
- Health and Survival 12th place
- Political Empowerment 139th place
This means that the gender gap in Hungary is the smallest in terms of health and survival and the biggest in terms of political representation.
Western Europe can pride itself on having the smallest gender gap among the continents, followed by North America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. The biggest gender gap can be observed in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Source: www.index.hu; www.weforum.org
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