Posts Tagged ‘Saadia Zahidi’
The Global Gender Gap 2009 report was published a short while ago and had some interesting findings. Like most years, the Nordic countries took the top spots with Iceland coming in at number one. The World Economic Forum measures progress in the areas of politics, education, economy and health for the report. Yemen was ranked last of the 134 countries and the U.S. slipped three places to 31, while South Africa came in at number 6.
“Girls and women make up one half of the world’s population and without their engagement, empowerment and contribution, we cannot hope to achieve a rapid economic recovery nor effectively tackle global challenges such as climate change, food security and conflict,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.
To view the whole report check out the PDF. Also, here is Saadia Zahidi, a co-author of the report, talking about its significance: