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People > Gender empowerment: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM). The GEM measures the participation of women and men in political decision-making. This index also has four indicators: female members of the Legislature, female participation in selected positions in public and private sector, female participation in academic and technical work, and estimated income. Both indexes are based on data collected by the UN and are processed to enable comparison.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Norway 0.837 2002
2 Iceland 0.833 2002
3 Sweden 0.824 2002
4 Denmark 0.821 2002
5 Finland 0.803 2002
6 Netherlands 0.781 2002
7 Canada 0.777 2002
=8 Germany 0.765 2002
=8 New Zealand 0.765 2002
10 Australia 0.759 2002
11 United States 0.757 2002
12 Austria 0.745 2002
13 Switzerland 0.718 2002
14 Belgium 0.706 2002
15 Spain 0.702 2002
16 United Kingdom 0.684 2002
17 Ireland 0.675 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.675 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.671 2002
18 Barbados 0.658 2002
19 The Bahamas 0.652 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 0.642 2002
20 Portugal 0.638 2002
European Union average (profile) 0.628 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 0.62 2002
21 Trinidad and Tobago 0.611 2002
22 Israel 0.596 2002
23 Singapore 0.592 2002
24 Poland 0.59 2002
25 Slovenia 0.585 2002
26 Costa Rica 0.579 2002
27 Estonia 0.568 2002
28 Czech Republic 0.56 2002
29 Slovakia 0.545 2002
=30 Latvia 0.539 2002
=30 Italy 0.539 2002
=32 Japan 0.527 2002
=32 Croatia 0.527 2002
34 Cyprus 0.525 2002
35 Philippines 0.523 2002
36 Uruguay 0.519 2002
37 Suriname 0.518 2002
38 Mexico 0.517 2002
39 Peru 0.516 2002
40 Dominican Republic 0.514 2002
41 Greece 0.512 2002
42 Colombia 0.509 2002
43 Malaysia 0.505 2002
44 Hungary 0.5 2002
45 Belize 0.499 2002
46 Ecuador 0.484 2002
47 Lithuania 0.483 2002
48 Panama 0.475 2002
49 Chile 0.474 2002
50 Thailand 0.458 2002
51 El Salvador 0.454 2002
=52 Bolivia 0.45 2002
=52 Russia 0.45 2002
=52 Romania 0.45 2002
55 Venezuela 0.442 2002
56 Ukraine 0.428 2002
57 Mauritius 0.41 2002
58 Paraguay 0.408 2002
59 Honduras 0.405 2002
60 South Korea 0.378 2002
61 Maldives 0.361 2002
62 Turkey 0.312 2002
63 Sri Lanka 0.274 2002
64 Egypt 0.26 2002
65 Bangladesh 0.223 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Gender empowerment. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Human Development Reports, United Nations 2002. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Gender-empowerment

People > Gender empowerment: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about People > Gender empowerment

  • Norway ranked first for gender empowerment amongst High income OECD countries in 2002.
  • Sweden ranked first for gender empowerment amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Japan ranked last for gender empowerment amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • Finland ranked first for gender empowerment amongst Eurozone in 2002.
  • Poland ranked first for gender empowerment amongst Emerging markets in 2002.
  • Costa Rica ranked first for gender empowerment amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2002.
  • Iceland ranked second for gender empowerment amongst NATO countries in 2002.
  • All of the top 3 countries by gender empowerment are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by gender empowerment are Sparsely populated.
  • Canada ranked first for gender empowerment amongst English speaking countries in 2002.
  • Austria ranked first for gender empowerment amongst Catholic countries in 2002.

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Dear all gender activists, it looks developmental when women and men join hands to promote the issue of gender empowerment. it does not mean , women are changing to be men!women remain women with a biggest concern and grief to lobby men to understand what they want.we are all human beings with feelings, with red blood regardless of race, religion and gender.

As an activist, I cherish men who participate in taking care of the sick babies, go for antenatal visits with their wives,encourage women upgrading and participation in all spheres of live. It is weird for a man to pretend to be supportive to women in public in the name of protecting their image, it is like is no difference with the killer virus. We as women shall not treat men like second hand citizens, those who dare do it shall be corrected.
Please promote gender empowerment and it starts from "HOME".

Posted on 08 Mar 2011

Agnes Ogou

Agnes Ogou

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We should not have to "empower women to do what we should have been doing along but in our male oriented society would not want anyone to know that women are far superior to her male counterparts would we although I do believe almost every woman knows it and in reality, most males know it too but will not admit that women are superior to the males. Our world will be a lot better off when women are in control. I am sure we will not treat the males like 2nd class citizens as we have been treated.

Posted on 22 Apr 2010

Kathy

Kathy

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