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UK Still Slipping in World Equality League Table

29 Oct, 2009

Figures just published by the World Economic Forum suggest that the UK is still slipping downwards in terms of gender equality. Overall, we have slipped from ninth place in 2006 to fifteenth in 2009, ranking 78th worldwide in terms of equal pay and 46th for women in ministerial positions. Icleland heads the table overall, with Finland, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Ireland, the Philippines and Lesotho making up the rest of the top ten. The report raises (but does not answer) some interesting questions about why some of these gaps should be widening in the way they are. Download the Global Gender Gap Report 2009