Happy International Women’s Day – but we could do better in the UK

Today is International Women’s Day and you can find out more here. For the past nine years the World Economic Forum have produced a report with the Global Gender Gap (GGG) Index for countries all across the world.

The 2014 report is now available and it does not really make good reading for a rich and well developed nation like the UK, which is ranked 26 out 142 countries. The UK is unsurprisingly behind the Scandinavian countries which are known for their good gender equality, but the UK is also behind countries like  Nicaragua, Rwanda, Latvia, Burundi, Ecuador, Slovenia and Bulgaria. The full rankings can be found here.

I’ve reproduced the detailed gender equality analysis for the UK below. Those who think “feminism’s gone too far” should take a look at the evidence and they’ll see we are still a long way off from full gender equality.

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