World Economic Forum (WEF) has said in its annual report that it will take another 99.5 years to achieve global gender equality. The Global Gender Gap Report 2020, which is now in its 14th year has shortlisted 153 countries in their progress toward the equality of sexes, based on four categories such as economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment.
It will take about 95 years to close the gender gap in political representation where women will be holding a quarter of parliamentary seats. WEF report states that it will take 12 years to achieve gender parity in education.
Iceland has held the top spot for the 11th year in a row, where it has closed nearly 88% of its overall gender gap and has also closed most of the gaps in education, health and survival.
Iceland has always been a top performer when it comes to political empowerment and has had a women leader in the last 22 years from 50 years. Women make up 38% in Iceland parliament.
Iceland was followed by other countries such as Norway, Finland and Sweden where each of them are improving on gender equality in the world of politics.
At the bottom of the list was Yemen followed by Iraq, Pakistan and Syria.