Updated: Jun 19, 2019
Global gender inequality is still high with gaps between men and women. Some improvement over last ten years however, the global maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births) remains high. A lot of improvement with women rising up in education compared to men. However, we still see less women in positions of power (% seats in parliament or ministry) and less women in work-force compared to men. Many countries continue to face larger cultural, socio-economic and legal barriers that hinder the progress of women. To learn more about your country or region follow the published data map on Gender Inequality Index 2015 via this link.
Countries that are low on gender equality are also low on gender development which contributes to overall, low human development. Africa (Sub Saharan) is extremely low on both gender equality and human development. GDP is not the only measure of a country's success. Why do you think your country lacks progress and what barriers do you think exist for women in your country to grow and develop? Leave comments below.