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The Best Place to Be a Woman: World Economic Forum Measures the Global Gender Gap

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 16, 2010

Huffington Post By Anushay Hossain*

I had the opportunity to speak with Saadia Zahidi, Head of the World Economic Forum’s Women Leaders and Gender Parity Program, and also one of the authors of the annual Global Gender Gap Report.

The Global Gender Gap Report looks at 134 countries around the world and analyzes “how well they divide resources and opportunities amongst male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources.”

The study focuses on how wide the gender inequality gap is in four key areas:

1) Economic participation and opportunity – outcomes on salaries, participation levels and access to high-skilled employment; 2) Educational attainment – outcomes on access to basic and higher level education; 3) Political empowerment – outcomes on representation in decision-making structures; 4) Health and survival – outcomes on life expectancy and sex ratio. Read the rest of this entry »

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11 Countries With The Best Economic Opportunities For Women (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 29, 2010


What about for men?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/22/angela-merkel-gender-equality
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