Rwanda eclipses Ireland on closing gender gap

It's going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap

In its latest annual global gender gap report, the forum assessed 144 countries based on differences between men and women in terms of economic participation in the workforce, education, health and political empowerment.

Overall, the average progress on closing the global gender gap stands at 68 per cent - meaning an average gap of 32 per cent remains to be closed worldwide, compared to an average gap of 31.7 per cent a year ago. This retreat backwards means that, at the current rate of progress, the global gender gap would take 100 years to disappear entirely, compared to 83 last year.

Switzerland has been ranked quite highly in the index for several years, having closed 74% of its economic gender gap and ranked 11th last year and 8th in 2015.

WEF data showed the country's ranking declined to 25th in economic participation and opportunity in 2017, from 21st in 2016. Others said that it is because many employers still organize the work day "around the stereotypes of women as caregivers at home and men as breadwinners at work", according to the Guardian.

She added that the history of Islam had many examples of powerful women who played a full part in business and society.

It is the least improved country in Health and Survival of girl children over a decade. But it remained low in economic participation at 121st, mostly due to the gender wage gap and low female representation in senior posts.

In conclusion, WEF suggests India may need to employ more women in top elected government positions to maintain its top 20 ranking in 'political empowerment'.

Watch Dave Grohl and Kristen Bell's Frozen Metallica mash-up
It's 2017 and we're still getting new covers and mash-ups of the songs from Disney's Frozen . With Jimmy out this week, his pal Dave Grohl stepped in to host our big Halloween show.

So why the Swiss exception?

"Even though qualified women are coming out of the education system, many industries are failing to hire, retain and promote them, losing out on a wealth of capacity", it said. Given the continued widening of the economic gender gap, it will now not be closed for another 217 years.

Ranked 100 overall, China was No. 144-dead last-for gender parity when it came to women's health. Zahidi says that public-private collaborations or exchanging information about best practices could help address the issue.

The country has marginally improved its ranking in the sub-indices of WEF's gender gap index. "The fact that 66 per cent of women's work is unpaid shows the gender disparity".

"In some cases it's about awareness and cultural change that takes time to put in place but some of it is about very specific policies related to child care, school hours, paternity leave and maternity leave". India's Health and Survival ranking was 142nd past year and on political empowerment it ranked 112th.

However, this dominance does not translate into the workplace.



Latest news

Kylie Jenner's Cryptic Post May've Revealed Her Alleged Baby's Gender
It has been reported that Kylie Jenner is now filming a pregnancy spin-off series that her mother, Kris , is helping her with. The couple got matching butterfly tattoos over the summer, and Scott has also given the reality star jewelry with the motif.

Trump's Anti-LGBT, Non-Scientist Pick for USDA Science Post Drops Out
They knew that Papadopoulos had gone overseas seeking contacts, but that isn't unusual for a foreign-policy adviser. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) top scientist is in danger of being pulled, according to a new report from CNN .

Donald Trump Jr. Dresses as His Father for Halloween
Trump followed up by sharing a photo of daughter Chloe before putting his kids to bed. Trump Jr.'s dig at socialism got a reaction from some on the left.

'Super Mario Run' has over 200 million downloads, but Nintendo not satisfied
Prior to its release , most people assumed Super Mario Odyssey was being positioned as Nintendo's most important IP this year. And with the holiday season fast approaching, Nintendo is set to sell a whole bunch more.

Amit Shah accuses Congress of ignoring Sardar Patel's legacy
He flagged off the Run for Unity in Jammu and said that the run was for re-discovering Patels legacy to unite the country. After the oath taking ceremony, a "Run for Unity" was organised and commenced from the EPFO office campus.

Broncos Name Brock Osweiler Starting QB, Likely To Face Patriots Week 10
But obviously early in the week it does give you a chance to go back and watch some tape and just kind of get a feel for him. Osweiler's work during that stretch helped the Broncos earn the No. 1 seed for their postseason run to Super Bowl 50.

Marvel's New Warriors Won't Air on Freeform After All
Sources are now telling THR that that's no longer the case, and that it's currently being shopped around to other networks. Usually, when you hear about a television show looking for a new home it is on the verge of cancellation.

Tourists to be banned from climbing Australia's most famous attraction
The board can also close the climb if it believes people will continue to visit the sacred site without being able to climb. A park board made up of a majority of the traditional owners of the land where the rock stands made the decision Wednesday.

See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 MI hospitals
Coastal Carolina Hospital scored a "C" from spring 2014 through spring 2016, but jumped up to an "A" on the last three reports. The five states with the lowest percentage of A-grade hospitals are North Dakota, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland and NY .

Roma go top of Group C after easy win against Chelsea
Perotti nearly doubled his tally and turned the game into a rout just minutes after his goal after some excellent work from Dzeko. The Blues can make it an even ten this evening and even secure qualification if they win and results go their way.

Manchester United player ratings: Who impressed against Benfica?
Manchester were playing extremely conservative, flat football created to not lose, and Benfica were too timid to push the issue. Man United flew out the blocks at the start of the campaign hitting 21 goals in their first seven league games.

Rose McGowan Spoke Publicly About Sexual Assault Without Saying "Harvey Weinstein" Once
Organizers says they're bolstered by the wave of women stepping forward since the New York Times report over three weeks ago. I want to thank you for being here, for giving me wings during this very hard time .

Suspect sought after shooting at University of Utah
That death is being investigated as a homicide and the Boutains are suspects, the Golden Police Department said in a statement. A woman showed up on the U campus and said she had been assaulted by her husband while they were camping up Red Butte Canyon.

Far Cry 5 will fully support co-op
All earned experience and inventory items, excluding quest-based items, will carry over after each co-op play session. A hilarious new Far Cry 5 trailer showed off a different look at the highly anticipated new chapter to the franchise.

Kim Kardashian Flashes a Nip in "Racist" Halloween Costume
But that doesn't stop the masses from coming out against her, questioning her Halloween costume decision all the same. Kim channeled Aaliyah's iconic " Try Again " video look for her third costume of the night.

Other news