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Global Gender Gap Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Global Gender Gap Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).


Iceland, Norway, and Finland occupy the top three spots in the Report.

Yemen is ranked the worst (153rd), while Iraq is 152nd and Pakistan 151st.

India is ranked 112th among 153 countries.

The report was released by World Economic Forum (WEF) headquartered at Geneva.

As per report, the most improved countries were Albania, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico and Spain. Among regions, Western Europe has made the most progress on gender parity (standing at 76.7%).

Globally, the average (population-weighted) distance completed to gender parity is at 68.6%, which is an improvement since last edition.

The largest gender disparity is in political empowerment. Only 25% of the seats in parliaments around the world are occupied by women, and only 21% of the ministers are women.

As per WEF, the time it will take to close the gender gap has narrowed to 99.5 years in 2019 while the number was 108 years in 2018. WEF stated that this year’s improvement can largely be ascribed to a significant increase in the number of women in politics.