This chart shows the Global Inequality Index(GII) by Country. Economic policy is not only creating extreme inequality, but also holding back women's economic empowerment. With an average remaining gender gap of 34.2%, South Asia is the second-lowest scoring region on this year’s Global Gender Gap Index, ahead of the Middle East and North Africa and behind Sub-Saharan Africa. A composite measure reflecting inequality in achievements between women and men in three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. For example, despite 96% of Kenya’s rural women population working on farms, only 6% of the women in Kenya hold a title to land. Comparing the performance of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries only, Argentina is the highest-ranking country for this indicator (40th place, HDI = 0.836). Malaysia. The data refer to 2010-2017. Data for some countries are unavailable. Gender inequality, otherwise known as sexism, refers to the imbalanced or unequal treatment and perception of individuals based on their sexes. Making equality, reality. The Gender Inequality Index (GII) reflects women’s disadvantage in three dimensions—reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market—for as many countries as data of reasonable quality allow. Iceland remains top of the rankings with a score of 0.877 (1 equals gender parity). Canada ranks 20th on global gender inequality index as world gap narrows Back to video The Global Gender Gap Report , published today, found “definite if not universal improvements” in economic equality and political participation between the sexes in the ranking of 136 countries. The Gender Inequality Index is designed to reveal the extent to which national achievements in these aspects of human development are eroded by gender inequality, and to provide empirical foundations for policy analysis and advocacy efforts. It ranges from 0, which indicates that women and men fare equally, to 1, which indicates that women fare as poorly as possible in all measured dimensions. According to the UNDP, this index is a composite measure to quantify the loss of achievement within a country due to gender inequality. Neighbours China (39), Sri Lanka (86), Bhutan (99), Myanmar (106) were placed above India. A composite measure reflecting inequality in achievements … A new U.N. report ranked Iran 107 out of 148 countries on the Gender Inequality Index (GII), which measures reproductive health, empowerment and economic activity of women. In 2020, Costa Rica scored 0.78 in the gender gap index, which shows a gender gap of approximately 23 percent (women are 23 percent less likely than men to have equal opportunities). Since 2006 the Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring the extent of gender-based gaps among four key dimensions (Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attain-ment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment) and tracking … Data in the tables are those available to the Human Development Report Office as of 15 November, 2013, unless otherwise specified. Its Gender Inequality Index rank was 19th on the 2019 report, which is relatively low for developed nations. Thus the higher the GII value the more disparities between females and males and the more loss to human development. The UK’s score is 0.767 and is the 13th best score in Europe. But gender equality is still almost a century away at the current pace of change. Gender Development Index (GDI) 0.882 Work, employment and vulnerability Employment to population ratio (% ages 15 and older) Iran’s maternal mortality ratio and adolescent fertility rate are relatively low compared to other countries close in level of development and population size, such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Country Results; Tracking the Gender Gap Over Time; The Case for Gender Equality; Business and Policy Implications; Conclusion; References; Appendices.