The United Nations is celebrating on March of 8th International Women’s Day. It was celebrated first time during International Women’s Year in 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions.

International Women’s Day first appeared from labour movements in the twentieth century in North America and across Europe and it was called International Working Women’s Day. Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The International Women’s Day theme for 2016 is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Gender Equality is one of the Sustainable Development Goals as women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. It is widely understood that providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

Nevertheless, there is still no country in the world with perfect gender equality where women get paid equally to men. The Global Gender Gap Index is one the measures that reflect current situation in gender inequality in the world. In 2015, it ranked 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators. With a decade of data, this edition of the Global Gender Gap Report – first published in 2006 – shows that while the world has made progress overall, stubborn inequalities remain.

At the page, you can calculate assumption for how old you will be when your country will reach gender equality and learn about income disbalance, voting rights, labor force participation, life expectancy for women and men in your country.

Learn more about Global Gender Gap Index


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