The Global Gender Gap Index measures the relative gaps between women and men, across a large set of countries and across the four key areas of health, education, economy and politics.
In 2012 Australia was ranked 25th, in 2013 Australia is ranked 24th. Australia remains outside of the top 20 countries in the world for gender equality.
Women in countries including South Africa, Cuba, Burundi, the Philippines, Latvia and Lesotho all enjoy greater equality with men than Australia according to the new report.
– World Economic Forum