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Ireland has dropped two places, while India made progress as per the WEF’s latest Global Gender Gap Report

Ireland has dropped two places in a global ranking of nations’ progress in closing the gender gap, dropping the Republic out of the top ten for the first time.

While the overall economic, social, health, and political disparity between men and women in Ireland has shrunk by 79.2% over time, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest Global Gender Gap Report shows that progress stalled last year, with Ireland falling to 11th in the rankings from ninth last year and as high as fifth a decade ago.

Iceland remains the country with the highest gender equality, followed by Norway, Finland, New Zealand, and Sweden.

However, India has made advancements, reducing 64.3 percent of its total gender disparity. Since the previous edition, the country has risen eight spots and improved by 1.4 percentage points, indicating a partial recovery from its 2020 parity level of 66.8 percent. However, India ranks 127th out of the indexed countries, illustrating the challenges to attaining gender equality.


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