On average, women earn 20% less than men.

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What is the goal of this website?

Every year, the World Economic Forum release the Global Gender Gap Report. Through the Global Gender Gap Report, they quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2017 Report covers 144 countries.

More than a decade of data has revealed that progress is still too slow for realizing the full potential of one half of humanity within our lifetimes.

This report is extremely dense and difficult to read. This website featured some data and information so you can have a look at the global situation. The information and data shown here are only a small piece of the Global Gender Gap Report. You can read the full report here.

The main purpose of this website is to raise awareness about the inequalities women are facing in our society.

What is the Global Gender Gap Report

The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, education, health and political criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups. The rankings are designed to create global awareness of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them. The methodology and quantitative analysis behind the rankings are intended to serve as a basis for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps.

Global performance (2017)

Overall Index - 70% (+2%)

Economic Participation and Opportunity - 65% (+6%)

Educational Attainment - 96% (+1%)

Health and Survival - 98% (+2%)

Political Participation - 20% (-3%)

Top 10 countries

Although this year’s edition of the Global Gender Gap Index sees no new entrants to its top 10 list, it records some notable rank changes. The top spots continue to be held by smaller Western European countries, particularly the Nordics who occupy the top three positions, with two countries from the East Asia and the Pacific region, one country from the Sub-Saharan Africa region, one country from the Latin America and the Caribbean region, and one country from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region also represented. Compared to the world average, the leaders of the Index perform particularly strongly on Political Empowerment, with all ranking in the top 15 on this subindex. All but three countries in the overall Index top 10 have now crossed the threshold of closing more than 80% of their overall gender gap—up from five both last year and in 2015.

100% is total equality between women and men.

This top 10 is based on the global gender gap (including Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival and Political Participation).

01. (-) Iceland - 87% (-)

02. (+1) Norway - 83% (-1%)

03. (-1) Finland - 82% (-2%)

04. (+1) Rwanda - 82% (+2%)

05. (-1) Sweden - 81% (-)

06. (+4) Nicaragua - 81% (+3%)

07. (+1) Slovenia - 80% (+2%)

08. (-2) Ireland - 79% (-)

09. (-) New Zealand - 79% (+1%)

10. (-3) Philippines - 79% (+1%)

How are the top 10 GDP countries doing?

This top 10 ranking is based on the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook (October-2016). We can observe that none of these countries are in the top 10 above.

49. (-4) United States - 72% (-)

100. (-1) China - 67% (-)

114. (-3) Japan - 66% (-)

12. (+1) Germany - 78% (+2%)

15. (+5) United Kingdom - 77% (+2%)

11. (+6) France - 78% (+3%)

108. (-21) India - 66% (-2%)

82. (-32) Italy - 69% (-2%)

90. (-11) Brazil - 68% (-)

16. (+19) Canada - 76% (+3%)

Gender parity by region

1. (-) Western Europe - 76% (+1%)

2. (-) North America - 73% (+1%)

3. (+1) Latin America and the Caribbean - 72% (+2%)

4. (-1) Eastern Europe and Central Asia - 71% (+1%)

5. (-) East Asia and the Pacific - 69% (+1%)

6. (-) Sub-Saharan Africa - 68% (-)

7. (-) South Asia - 65% (-2%)

8. (-) Middle East and North Africa - 61% (-)

Credits

All the text, information and data are property of the World Economic Forum. You can read the original report here.