The International Women’s Day is being celebrated worldwide on March 8 and just like every year, heated discussions around gender equality are circulating the media.
Unfortunately, even in the year 2020, we don’t have an equal world for women. In fact, the Women, Business, and the Law 2020 report by the WorldBank indicate that only eight countries in the world offer equal legal protection to both – men and women. The ranking included 194 countries out of the world and found only the countries of Belgium, France, Denmark, Latvia, Luxembourg, Sweden, Canada, and Iceland to rank at 100%.
The last place went to Yemen and Sudan that scored 26.3% and 26.9% respectively. Saudi Arabia improved its score and ranked a little above 70% after implanting new laws in the kingdom. The United States ranked at 91.3%, below countries like Peru and Albania for keeping notoriously bad laws around maternal leave, equal pay, pensions, etc.
Infographic by: www.statista.com