Saturday, 26 September 2020

Costa Rica is the sixth best country in Latin America to be a woman, says report

The Global Gender Gap Index seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality: the relative gaps between women and men, across a large set of countries and across the four key areas of health, education, economy and politics.

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Costa Rica is the sixth best country in Latin America to be a woman and number 31 in the world, according to the report Global Gender Gap 2013, published today by the World Economic Forum .

Ahead of Costa Rica are Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia and Barbados.

Click here for the report.
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This year the country dropped two places in the world rankings, and that in 2012 occupied the box 31.

The top 10 are: Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Philippines, Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland and Nicaragua.

The eighth annual report ranks 136 countries according to their ability to close the gender gap in four key areas : health and survival, educational attainment, political participation, and economic equality.

Globally, in the area of ​​economic participation, the Costa Rica ranks 98 start in education shares first place with eight other countries , while political empowerment has the number 21 health and got 62 .

For Costa Rica’s Ombudswoman, Ofelia Taitelbaum, the country has advanced in the last 20 years to reduce the gender gap , but there are still outstanding issues, mainly on the issue of wages.

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