Turkey ranks 130th for sexual inequality out of 149 countries

21 Dec 2018 3 years old
Turkey ranks 130th for sexual inequality out of 149 countries
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Turkey ranks 130th for sexual inequality in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report.

The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report shows the level of social sexual inequality has reached in Turkey. Ranked 105th in 2006, Turkey has dropped by 25 places over twelve years. The countries ranked lower than Turkey in the report are Ivory Coast, Bahrain, Nigeria, Togo, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, the Sultanate of Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen.

From Bianet’s account, the report took in 149 countries and the countries were analysed in terms of sexual inequality, education, health, politics and business life.

Even if female-male equality has registered an improvement over the past ten years when it comes to participation in education, health and politics, women’s participation in the said first three areas has declined since 2017.

SYRIA, IRAQ, PAKISTAN AND YEMEN RANK LAST

In the report, a score of one in the sexual equality index amounts to full equality. The countries that come closest to this score are Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen, conversely, are the countries furthest from a score of one.

WAGE DISPARITY BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN STANDS AT 51%

According to the report, even if a notable increase was observed in women’s participation in business life in 2018, the wage disparity between women and men stands at 51%. The sole area in which they made a positive advance in the report was in the increasing number of women in leadership roles. Women’s presence in leadership roles has increased by 34 %.

WOMEN ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN AREAS SUCH AS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

The report states that women’s participation in the labour force has fallen and it puts this down to “technology/mechanisation.” It is stated in the report that works performed by women is now done by automatic machines.

It was also stressed in the report that women are underrepresented in areas calling for skill and knowledge such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

TURKEY HAS DROPPED BY 25 PLACES IN TWELVE YEARS

The following information is given about Turkey in the report:

Turkey ranked 130th out of 149 countries. The countries rated below Turkey were, in order, Ivory Coast, Bahrain, Nigeria, Togo, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, the Sultanate of Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen.

Turkey, which ranked 105th in this index in 2006 has dropped by 25 places over twelve years.

With Turkey occupying 131st place from among 149 countries in “Women’s economic participation and equality of opportunity,” it ranked 106th in education, 67th in health and 113th in political empowerment.

 

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