The report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas: economic participation and opportunity-salaries, participation and highly skilled employment; educational attainment—access to basic and higher levels of education; political empowerment—representation in decision-making structures; and Health and survival—life expectancy and sex ratio.
Australia was ranked 24th overall out of 133 participating countries. While this is an improvement of one place since 2012, Australia has slipped 9 places since 2006 when we enjoyed 15th place ranking. Australia now falls behind countries such as Burundi, Cuba, Nicaragua, South Africa and Lesotho.
The top ten countries are Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Philippines, Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland and Nicaragua. The USA is ranked 23rd, Canada 20th, and China 69th.
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