Women’s economic progress lagging behind health and education

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Women’s economic equality in the world is not keeping pace with our progress in health and education, according to the sixth annual World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2011. The new report’s authors find that, “Over the last six years, while 85% of countries are improving their gender equality ratios, for the rest of the world the situation is declining, most notably in several African and South American countries.”

They find “a slight decline over the last year in gender equality rankings for New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom this year, while gains are made in Brazil, Ethiopia, Qatar, Tanzania and Turkey.”

For the full news release and supporting information, please visit World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2011.