Global gender equality, Japan’s 110 G7 minimum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) annual report pointed out that although the differences between men and women in Japan have improved slightly in the economic field, the number of female members of parliament and business operators are still very few, ranking 110th in the world. It is the lowest ranked country in the G7.

The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reports that WEF conducts surveys on gender differences in countries around the world in four areas, including politics, economics, education, and health.

According to the 2018 report published today, the country with the smallest gender difference has won the championship for 10 consecutive years, and the 2nd to 4th are Norway, Sweden, Finland and other Nordic countries.

Japan has received relatively high ratings in education and health this year, and there has been a slight improvement in the ratio of female labor force and equal pay for men and women in the economic field. Therefore, the ranking is 4 more than last year and 110 in 149 countries.

However, the ratio of women in decision-making levels such as Japanese parliamentarians and business operators is still very low, and they are in the G7 countries.

Among the major advanced countries, France ranks 12, Germany 14 and the United States 51; among Asian countries, the Philippines ranks 8th, China 103, and South Korea 115.

WEF said that compared with last year, although more than half of the countries have improved the difference between men and women this year, the gap between the political and economic fields is still very large. If the current speed is improved, it will take at least 108 years to eliminate the inequality between men and women. Call on countries to take further improvement measures.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201812180053.aspx

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