SA remains in top 20 for gender equality

This year South Africa maintained its position in the top 20 countries Global Gender Gap Index compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria, and provides country rankings. Despite slipping from 17th position in 2013, SA still placed ahead of countries such as the US, UK, and Canada. Our position in the rankings shows a positive trend for gender equality:

South Africa has been among the top 20-performing countries since 2006, except in 2008. The country experienced improvements compared to 2006 in all sub-indexes, except in Education Attainment. Compared to last year, South Africa is one of the countries with the highest relative improvement.

WEF, The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

Using the interactive map below, you can compare rankings for the last 8 years:

For the full report on South Africa click here.

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