Japan 91st in Gender Equality!!!! -
11-12-2007, 02:31 PM
GENEVA — Japan ranks 91st in terms of gender equality among the world's 128 countries, slipping 11 ranks from a year ago, according to the latest annual report released by Swiss-based think tank World Economic Forum on Thursday. The survey was enlarged to cover 13 more nations than a year ago, seven of which, including Cuba and Vietnam, finished above Japan.
The statistics reflect the gaps women face in economic participation and opportunities, educational attainments, and health, as well as the degree of their political empowerment. Japan placed 37th in health and 69th in education. It fared much more poorly in other fields, finishing 97th in economic opportunities and 94th in political empowerment. Three Scandinavian countries stayed in the top slots, with Sweden again topping the rankings, followed by Norway and Finland.