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EQUAL RIGHTS1

Panama

Guatemala Honduras Haiti

Nicaragua

Haiti

Bolivia

Guyana

Gender Inequality 2011

Guyana least equal

Finland Sweden

Norway Denmark

Netherlands Switzerland Germany

Tunisia

Mali

Egypt

Chad Niger

Afghanistan

UAE

Yemen

DR Congo

Laos

Papua New Guinea most equal no data

Hungary

Bulgaria

OPPORTUNITY2 Girls have made important gains in literacy and education.

20%

increase in girls attending primary school in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa 2000-11.

Girlsǀ

Canadian women as % of university graduates in selected subject areas , 20113

The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure that reflects inequality, reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. White White Black Native Latina Man woman woman American are more likely than boys to attend secondary school in Latin America and the Caribbean.

80%

Health and education Engineering

23%

53% working women employed in ‘vulnerable’, insecure jobs globally 10-30% the average pay gap between men and women

Employment4 Earnings / $1 paid to a white man in the US5

53cents 60cents 64cents 78cents

Cambodia

China

PNG

Morocco

Algeria

Gambia Mauritania

Niger Rwanda

U.A.E. Kuwait

Iraq Mongolia

Nepal

Azerbaijan

Burundi

Armenia Jordan

Gender Inequality Index trends 2000–11 improvement in equality decline in equality

FACTS FOR feministsTwistsandturnsalongtheroadtoequality

POLITICAL POWER Women enjoy growing influence. In 1911, just 2 countries in the world allowed women to vote. Now the right is near-universal. Women parliamentarians6

% of women MPs by country/region7,2

3%

in 1945

22%

in 2014

64

40

22 26

18

Rwanda

Australia

Nordiccountries UK

ArabStates world record

18 11 3

US

India Oceania

18

woman

Number of countries with female heads of government since 1960s6

16

12

13

14

10

10

10

1

1960

2

3

19691970

4

1974

5

0

1978 1980

6

7

2

1985 1989

1990 1992

3

1998

2000

2003

07

11 10 09 08

12

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