Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Global Gender Gap Index for the present year places Mexico at number 99 out of 134 nations, a spot below Kenya and three behind Zimbabwe, and a few spots in front of Kuwait. Mexico's overall score was actually a slight improvement from last year, although they are two spots lower in the rankings. The worst categories for Mexico were economic participation opportunity (it ranked 114th) and educational attainment (90th). Iceland was in first place, while the US finished 31st, having lost points for lack of political empowerment. The most surprising thing was probably seeing two African (South Africa and Lesotho) nations in the top ten.