How equal are you?

  • 19 November 2015
  • From the section World

Type your country into the search box to find out how it ranks for gender equality. The figures are based on the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s annual Global Gender Gap report, which measures countries according to where women are more likely to be able to participate fully in political and economic life and enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare.

Tap here to find out how your country ranks.

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World Economic Forum, Unesco Institute of Statistics, OECD


To produce the global gender gap index, the World Economic Forum analyses more than a dozen datasets relating to economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment.

The rankings are compiled by calculating gender-based gaps in access to resources and opportunities within each country. This enables the index to compare rich and poor countries on an equal footing.

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This year's report is the 10th produced by the Forum and covers 145 countries.

Data on the gender wage gap is from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The figure for each country is the latest available and ranges from 2010-13.

The OECD calculates the gender wage gap as the difference between median earnings of men and women relative to median earnings of men. The figures are calculated based on full time workers only.

Data on the proportion of university graduates that are female is from the Unesco Institute of Statistics.

Note: The data for the share of government ministers in Canada that are women was calculated before November's change of government.

Produced by Nassos Stylianou, Charlotte Thornton and Richard Bangay.

Additional data research by Olivia Dowsett.

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