No country in the world meets the mark on gender equality, but these are the best performers - CNBC
As many as 40% of the world’s female population live in countries that fail to meet the mark on basic measures of gender equality, while a further 40% face substandard equality conditions.
That’s according to a new report released Monday by Equal Measures 2030, which found that 2.8 billion women and girls globally live in countries with “poor” or “very poor” levels of gender equality, despite ongoing efforts to bridge the gap.
The Gender Index measured the countries’ success in achieving gender equality across 14 of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It found that no country in the world has yet “achieved the promise of gender equality,” nor does any one country score consistently well across all measures.