Greece fails on gender equality

first_imgGreece has fallen in its raking on gender equality according to the World Economic Forum.In 2011, it was ranked 58 in 142 countries on the issue, while today it sits at 91. In specific areas, Greece was 87th in women’s participation in economy and career opportunities, 53rd in education, 55th in health, 108th in political emancipation. In terms of public office, Greece ranked 68th in the amount of female MPs and 130th for Greek women in ministerial positions. The Forum used a scale of 0.00 to 1.00, with 0.00 representing total inequality and 1.00 total equality. Greece scored 0.678 points. Taking out top ranking was Iceland, followed by Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.The five Scandinavian countries have shown impressive improvements, closing the gap between men and women by 80 percent since 2006.Greece on the other hand has plummeted from its high of 58 in 2011, continuing on a downward spiral. In 2013 it was ranked 81nd. On a global level, experts estimate that at this rate of progress, it will take 81 years to reach absolute gender equality. Source: Greek Reporter Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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