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The Best Countries for Women 2019

Sweden was ranked the best place in the world for women in The US News & World Reports’ Best Countries survey, based on 9,000 respondents’ opinions and ranked among 85 countries. Denmark and Canada follow up in second and third place, respectively. Spain ranks 19th. The ranking is derived from a compilation of five equally …
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Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws. “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform” introduces a new index measuring …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2018

The World Economic Forum has just published the 2018 edition of The Global Gender Gap Report. Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies …
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Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in Earnings

Globally, countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men. This amounts to an average of $23,620 for each person in the 141 countries studied by the World Bank Group in a new report released recently. The study, Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in …
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Women, Business and the Law 2018

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women’s economic opportunities. Governments in 65 economies took steps to improve women’s economic inclusion, enacting 87 legal reforms in the …
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The Global Women, Peace and Security Index 2017

The global Women, Peace and Security Index was launched by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO). It measures women’s well-being by assessing various factors such as inclusion, justice and security in 153 countries. The Index reflects a shared vision that countries are more peaceful and prosperous when …
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Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors

Ahead of the international women’s day, check out the latest briefing by the European Parliament’s Research Service: “Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors”. For this year’s International Women’s Day the European Parliament is stressing the importance of the role women play in media and ICT. The media and information and communication technology …
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The Best Countries for Women 2018

Denmark was ranked the best place in the world for women in The US News & World Reports’ Best Countries survey, based on 9,000 respondents’ opinions and ranked among 80 countries. Sweden and Norway follow up in second and third place, respectively. Spain ranks 18th. Northern European countries often rank among the happiest countries on Earth, being praised for their wide array of free …
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Women in the Food Industry

The food industry continues to be a booming sector in the United States that faces a contradiction between the leaders of the industry and those who make the purchasing decisions. Women account for the vast majority of food-purchasing decisions in the United States and also make up almost half the entry-level workforce in the food industry, …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published the 2017 edition of The Global Gender Gap Report. The findings in this year’s report show that, overall, 68% of the global gender gap has been closed. This is a slight deterioration on 2016 and 2015, when the gap was 68.3% and 68.1%, respectively. Behind the decline is …
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