Senior Partnerships Adviser
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the ninth edition of the Global Gender Gap Report, measuring the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics.
The Report, covering 142 countries, provides each country with an overall ranking on gender equality and also breaks performance down by measures related to economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment.
Australia retained its 2013 ranking, coming in at 24 out of 142 countries overall. While Australia ranked equal first in terms of educational attainment, it ranked 51st for labour force participation and 63rd on wage equality for similar work.
On women in parliament, Australia ranked 45th, while it came in 65th for women in ministerial positions.