Global Gender Gap Report 2021 Has Been Published!

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The Global Gender Gap Report, first published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum, is published annually. Report reveals measurement of the trends in gender-based gaps across four key dimensions such as: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment and tracks the progress in closing these gaps over time, by following Global Gender Gap Index.

This year, the Global Gender Gap index measures 156 countries, providing a tool for cross-country comparison and prioritization of the most effective interventions to close gender gaps. The Index’s methodology has remained stable since its original conception in 2006, providing a basis for robust cross-country and time-series analysis. The Global Gender Gap Index measures scores on a scale of 0 to 100, and scores can be interpreted as the distance to parity (i.e. the percentage of the gender gap that has been closed).

According to the Global Gender Gap Report, while the gender gap is closing by 95% in education and health, there is a backward trend in political engagement, existence in leadership positions, and labour force participation compared to 2020.

Report indicates the Covid-19 crisis most negatively affected women and girls! Another generation of women will have to wait for gender equality, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.

Turkey ranked 133th among 156 countries, according to the report. The top 5 countries are:

1- Iceland
2- Finland
3- Norway
4- New Zealand
5- Sweden

View the report