Until gender equality is far from Russia

In Russia, men have more economic and other opportunities than women, despite the seemingly high emancipation.In compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) rankings of gender equality "Global Gender Gap 2009" Our country ranks only 51 th place out of 115.V Russian men have more economic and other opportunities than women, despite the seemingly high emancipation.In compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) rankings of equality "Global Gender Gap 2009" floors, our country ranks only 51 th place out of 115.

several criteria analyzed In compiling the list of WEF experts: the degree and the possibility of participation of women and men in the economic life of the countryaccess to education, political participation, as well as life expectancy and the differences in the proportions of both sexes to the size of the population.

rating compilers noted the progress in the field of gender equality in a number of developing countries.This does not include Russia - it was last year in the ranking of 42 th place.T

he main factors that led to the current results, become a low level representation of women's interests in politics and low life expectancy.

leading position in the ranking occupied Nordic countries - Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden.Germany and the UK were on the 12th and 15th places, respectively, and the US - only 31 meters.The researchers explained this by the fact that the American inactive engaged in entrepreneurial activity.One of the lowest places among the developed countries of the world took Italy: WEF experts awarded her only 72th position.

"report" Global Gender Gap "shows that the smaller the gap between the sexes position in all spheres of life provides the basis for a prosperous and competitive society. (World) leaders must act, given that, in order to achieve economic recovery and achieve sustainable development", - commented the results of the report of the head of the women leaders and gender parity program WEF Saadia Zahidi.