Gender Equality: Celebrating a Slow Progress

The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to their gender gaps, and their scores can be interpreted as the percentage of the inequality between women and men that has been closed. Information about gender imbalances to the advantage of women is explicitly prevented from affecting the score. The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The … [Read more...]

“Women as the way forward,” Michelle Bachelet, UN Women speaks at Davos

'Women as the Way Forward', Remarks by Ms. Bachelet at the World Economic Forum   Friday 27 January kicked off the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with a series of bilateral meetings with government representatives and business groups. UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet participated in the panel, “Women as the way forward,” the first public meeting in Davos focused on women’s leadership, and moderated by Nick Kristof, columnist for The New York Times, … [Read more...]

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