But while we’re right to celebrate this, the simple fact remains that nowhere on earth do women have the same opportunities as men. In fact, the latest Gender Gap Report suggests it could take as many as 81 years to close the worldwide gender gap.
Some countries are making progress faster than others. Most of the Nordic nations, for example, have closed more than 80% of the gender gap.
Others are trailing far behind. “In too many countries, being born poor and female means a life sentence of inequality, oppression and poverty,” the ONE Campaign noted in its latest Poverty is Sexist report.
The same report attempted to establish where it is toughest to be born a girl. So which countries made the list?"
Read article by Stephanie Thomson from World Economic Forum.