Health Care

Gender equality in SA is sliding - WEF

Gender equality in SA is sliding - WEF

The issue of having a gender-balanced pipeline in this sector should be addressed, said Zahidi.

For the first time since 2006, Russian women and men also have the same health expectancy and Russia is also in the top-50 in terms of economic and education ratings.

WEF data showed the country's ranking declined to 25th in economic participation and opportunity in 2017, from 21st in 2016.

More positively, Switzerland does record a modest positive increase on the wage equality for similar work indicator.

The WEF added that apart from income, there was a 35-notch drop in the country's health and survival rankings. India ranked 139, 112, 141 and 15 in the above categories respectively among 144 countries. Reykjavik was able to ensure the equality of men and women of 87.7%. This is a slight deterioration on 2016 when the gap was 68.3 percent and in 2015, when it was 68.1 percent.

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Releasing the results on Thursday, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said China was just ahead of India in 108th spot, Japan at 114 and South Korea at 118 in the survey which examined gender parity in health, education, political empowerment and economic opportunity.

An analysis of Global Gender Gap Index over the past years points to a continued under-use of the ever-increasing numbers of educated women than ever before, the report said.

China has fallen in a global ranking for gender equality for a ninth year in a row, coming in at 100 among 144 countries despite decades of economic advances, according to an worldwide study.

Iceland has the world's smallest gender gap.

The country closest to fully bridging the gender gap is Iceland, followed by Norway and Finland. The top 5 is completed by Rwanda (4) and Sweden (5). The next two countries in the Index, Nicaragua (6) and Slovenia (7), also achieve symbolic milestones this year closing 80 percent of their gaps for the first time.

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WEF said Switzerland's 10-place drop was due to a widening gender gap on the Political Empowerment subindex.

"The Nordic countries are maintaining their top position in the rankings because they are continuing to make progress every year, so their percentages and scores have been going further up, whereas Switzerland has pretty much flatlined", she explains. The health gender gap is larger than it stood in 2006.

The Republic was ranked eighth out of 144 states, slipping two places since a year ago when it dropped from fifth to sixth. The most challenging gaps are in economy and politics, according to the report.

About 23 per cent of the political gap has been closed, which is unchanged since previous year against a long-term trend of slow but steady improvement.

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