Social Watch - Gender Equity Index 2012

2012-03-10 13:39:10 / News read 4276 reading

Gender Equity Index 2012: The gap has not reached an "acceptable level" in any country!


The GEI prepared annually by Social Watch measures the gap between women and men in education, economy and political empowerment. The index is an average of the inequalities in the three dimensions. In literacy, it examines the gender gap in enrolment at all levels; economic participation computes the gaps in income and employment; empowerment measures the gaps in highly qualified jobs, parliament and senior executive positions.


The achievements made by women all over the world towards equity in education are still very far from making an impact on their having a fair share in the economy or in political power. This can be concluded from the updated figures of the Gender Equity Index 2012. None of the 154 countries considered in the study has narrowed the gender gap to an “acceptable” level.


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Source: Social Watch

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