Greece Ranks 91st in Gender Equality

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Greece ranks 91st in gender equality, according to the latest figures by the World Economic Forum. It is noted that in 2010, Greece was in 58th place. Iceland ranks first.

The World Economic Forum rated 142 countries using a scale of 0.00 to 1.00, with 0.00 representing total inequality and 1.00 total equality. Greece scored 0.678 points.

Greece was in 69th place in 2006 and managed to climb to 58th in 2010. Since then, it is on a downward spiral. Specifically, it went to 60th place in 2011, 82nd in 2012, 81st 10 2013 and jumped to number 91 in 2014.

Iceland ranked first in gender equality, followed by Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in the first five places. The five Scandinavian countries have closed the gap between men and women by 80 percent since 2006.

On a global level, experts estimate that at this rate of progress, it will take 81 years to reach absolute gender equality. Right now women are at 60 percent of men, four points up since 2006 when the World Economic Forum started recording female participation in economy, education, health and politics.

In specific areas, Greece was 87th in women’s participation in economy and career opportunities, 53rd in education, 55th in health and 108th in political emancipation. Yet, it ranked 68th in female MPs and 130th for Greek women in ministerial positions.