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The Best (and Worst) Countries to Be a Woman

The Best (and Worst) Countries to Be a Woman | Finland | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum's latest data on gender equality.

The World Economic Forum has just come out with their latest data on global gender equality, and the short version could well be this old Beatles lyric: “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better. A little better, all the time. (It can’t get more worse.)

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Adriana Guerrero's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:02 PM

Newsweek y The Daily Beast realizaron un análisis de datos para examinar a 165 países y determinar qué países ofrecen a las mujeres una gama más amplia de derechos, y la mejor calidad de vida.

México se encuentra en el lugar 53, por encima de Brasil, Argentina y Chile, pero por debajo de Rumania, Albania y China.

 

Los primeros 10 de la clasificacón:


1, Islandia
Calificación (De 100): 100.0
Justicia: 100.0
Salud: 90.5
Educación: 96.7
Economía: 88.0
Política: 92.8

2, Suecia
Calificación (De 100): 99.2
Justicia: 90.8
Salud: 94.8
Educación: 95.5
Economía: 90.3
Política: 93.1

3, Canadá
Calificación (De 100): 96.6
Justicia: 100.0
Salud: 92.7
Educación: 92.0
Economía: 91.0
Política: 66.9

4, Dinamarca
Calificación (De 100): 95.3
Justicia: 86.1
Salud: 94.9
Educación: 97.6
Economía: 88.5
Política: 78.4

5, Finlandia
Calificación (De 100): 92.8
Justicia: 80.2
Salud: 91.4
Educación: 91.3
Economía: 86.8
Política: 100.0

6, Suiza
Calificación (De 100): 91.9
Justicia: 87.9
Salud: 94.4
Educación: 97.3
Economía: 82.6
Política: 74.6

7, Noruega
Calificación (De 100): 91.3
Justicia: 79.3
Salud: 100.0
Educación: 74.0
Economía: 93.5
Política: 93.9

8, Estados Unidos
Calificación (De 100): 89.8
Justicia: 82.9
Salud: 92.8
Educación: 97.3
Economía: 83.9
Política: 68.6

9, Australia
Calificación (De 100): 88.2
Justicia: 80.7
Salud: 93.3
Educación: 93.9
Economía: 85.3
Política: 65.1

10, Holanda
Calificación (De 100): 87.7
Justicia: 74.0
Salud: 95.0
Educación: 99.0
Economía: 83.0
Política: 68.4


Los últimos 10 de la clasificación:


155, Guinea
Calificación (De 100): 28.5
Justicia: 25.7
Salud: 40.7
Educación: 29.7
Economía: 79.1
Política: 35.6

156, Sudán
Calificación (De 100): 26.1
Justicia: 21.1
Salud: 29.4
Educación: 70.6
Economía: 54.5
Política: 40.8

157, Etiopía
Calificación (De 100): 23.7
Justicia: 18.6
Salud: 27.2
Educación: 29.9
Economía: 79.7
Política: 37.4

158, Paquistán
Calificación (De 100): 21.4
Justicia: 49.7
Salud: 49.6
Educación: 34.0
Economía: 50.7
Política: 19.3

159, Niger
Calificación (De 100): 21.2
Justicia: 26.5
Salud: 32.9
Educación: 47.5
Economía: 58.6
Política: 31.3

160, Islas Salomón
Calificación (De 100): 20.8
Justicia: 0.0
Salud: 53.6
Educación: 86.5
Economía: 46.0
Política: 1.9

161, Mali
Calificación (De 100): 17.6
Justicia: 22.7
Salud: 29.9
Educación: 25.8
Economía: 64.3
Política: 49.8

162, Congo
Calificación (De 100): 13.6
Justicia: 6.5
Salud: 11.4
Educación: 45.1
Economía: 67.8
Política: 27.2

163, Yemen
Calificación (De 100): 12.1
Justicia: 36.2
Salud: 44.4
Educación: 34.1
Economía: 48.8
Política: 0.0

164, Afganistán
Calificación (De 100): 2.0
Justicia: 8.4
Salud: 2.0
Educación: 41.1
Economía: 55.3
Política: 16.6

165, Chad
Calificación (De 100): 0.0
Justicia: 20.7
Salud: 0.0
Educación: 0.0
Economía: 70.9
Política: 22.2



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The glass-ceiling index - Finland 7th #women #equality

The glass-ceiling index - Finland 7th #women #equality | Finland | Scoop.it

To mark International Women’s Day, The Economist has compiled its own “glass-ceiling index” to show where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work. Based on data mainly from the OECD, it compares five indicators across 26 countries: the number of men and women respectively with tertiary education; female labour-force participation; the male-female wage gap; the proportion of women in senior jobs; and net child-care costs relative to the average wage...

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Russian women face old prejudices

Russian women face old prejudices | Finland | Scoop.it

According to an ongoing study at the University of Eastern Finland, Russian women living in Finland face traditional forms of discrimination on a daily basis. Still, most generally enjoy living in the country -- and many have praise for their Finnish husbands.
Researcher Pirjo Pöllänen of the University of Eastern Finland's Karelian Institute in Joensuu is preparing her doctoral dissertation on the everyday lives of Russian women who have moved to Finland. So far she has carried out ethnographical interviews with 18 Russians married to Finnish men...

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Empowering women: Finnish experience - Arab News

..."What transformed Finland from a poor, disunited and underdeveloped country into a stable democracy was to a large extent the social reform program that was launched after the civil war. Women played prominent roles in exposing the social evils that had to be tackled and in finding the means by which to address them. They were able to bring these issues up for discussion in the media but also as parliamentarians. Women had gained the right to vote and the right to stand for election in 1906 as first in the world — largely thanks to the tireless efforts by the men and women activists in the women's rights movement."

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The Best Places to be a Woman - Finland nr 5

The Best Places to be a Woman - Finland nr 5 | Finland | Scoop.it
Newsweek/The Daily Beast analyzed data 165 countries to determine which countries are the best for women.
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What needs to be done to get women interested in the ICT sector?

What needs to be done to get women interested in the ICT sector? | Finland | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of debate in Finland over recent years about how to get more women into the technology sector and how to get girls interested in technology.
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Refugee Woman of 2011: Refugee integration has improved

Refugee Woman of 2011: Refugee integration has improved | Finland | Scoop.it
Refugee Woman of the Year, Saido Mohamed, says that Finland is constantly making improvements in refugee integration. She notes that the position of refugees in Finland is better now than it was before.
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Improvements are still needed...but it's going in the right direction...

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Finnish women « Way Up North

Finnish women « Way Up North | Finland | Scoop.it
I truly think there’s something special about Finnish women and to really understand Finland and its people, you should understand our women.

Let’s start with statistics. Girls are likely to do better at school than boys. In fact, 53% of university students in Finland are women – and 64% of university students that graduate are women. Women are also more likely to do a PhD in Finland: 54.5% of PhD students are women...

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Helsinki For Urban Travelers: 294th issue: SlutWalk arrives in Helsinki

Helsinki For Urban Travelers: 294th issue: SlutWalk arrives in Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsingin Sanomat wrote about SlutWalk, which started in Toronto this April after a policeman said that female students should dress differently to avoid getting raped. SlutWalk is kind of demonstration, which fast became global.

SlutWalk is going to be arranged in Helsinki in near future. What I think is, that some Finnish men are so idiots, that they actually may be turned on by this walk... So I recommend if people are going to walk around in "slutty" clothing, don't shave. Ha.

More about SlutWalk found: http://www.slutwalktoronto.com/
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Equality Ombudsman: Defence Forces’ Fitness Tests Favour Men

Equality Ombudsman: Defence Forces’ Fitness Tests Favour Men | Finland | Scoop.it
YLE News: Equality Ombudsman: Defence Forces’ Fitness Tests Favour Men http://dlvr.it/T5v3t...
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Finnish Women Third Most Infertile in Europe | 65 Degrees North

Finnish Women Third Most Infertile in Europe | 65 Degrees North | Finland | Scoop.it
Almost twenty percent of Finnish women reach the menopause childless, according to research by the French National Institute of Demographics.

With 19.9 percent of Finnish women not having children, Finnish women are amongst the least fertile of any in developed countries. Italy’s women are the most infertile, with 24 percent of those born in 1965 remaining childless, while in Germany the figure is 20.3 percent. The UK is at 18.9 percent, Sweden down at 15.1 percent while Norway is way down at 10.4. Of the countries surveyed, Portuguese women are the most fertile with just 5.1 percent reaching the menopause childless.
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An now-identified unknown soldier and his wedding photo

An now-identified unknown soldier and his wedding photo | Finland | Scoop.it
It is not very often even here at Helsingin Sanomat that one photograph appearing in the paper would bring in about 20 e-mails and a significant number of phone calls. This is exactly what happened in the past week after we had published an article on “Hitler’s Brides” (8.5.).
The piece was about Finnish women who married German soldiers during the years of the Continuation War (1941-1944).

Published along with the article was a photograph ...
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Expertise counts in management positions, not gender

Expertise counts in management positions, not gender | Finland | Scoop.it
There is lively debate in Europe right now on equality in management. The proportion of women in business management positions in many European countries is clearly lower than the proportion for men. On the EU level, the proportion of women on the boards of major listed companies is just 10 percent.

By comparison, the situation in Finland is better than in many other EU countries. Finland and Sweden hold the top two positions according to a survey by the European Commission. Women in these Nordic countries represent around 26 percent of board membership of the largest listed companies.

In Finland the proportion of women on the boards of listed companies has more than doubled in the past ten years.
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State of the World's Mothers

State of the World's Mothers | Finland | Scoop.it

In honor of Mother's Day, Save the Children presents 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. It is a report that ranks the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Learn more, access archives and download the report. FINLAND - NR 1 ! The BEST!

 

THE BEST & WORST PLACES TO BE A MOTHER

The chances a mother and her baby will survive help determine Save the Children’s annual rankings of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Education, income and political representation of women are the other factors. 

Read more: http://bit.ly/12cP0yU

 

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Global Gender Gap - Finland ranks in second position

Global Gender Gap -  Finland ranks in second position | Finland | Scoop.it

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure of gender equality that can track a country’s progress over time. The index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that – within their region or income group – are leaders in dividing resources more equitably between women and men than other countries, regardless of the overall level of resources available. http://wef.ch/c1q8S

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The 23 Best Countries for Work-Life Balance (We Are Number 23)

The 23 Best Countries for Work-Life Balance (We Are Number 23) | Finland | Scoop.it
The OECD ranks the work-life balance among its members by focusing on daily hours worked, leisure time, and employment rate for women with children.

 

Denmark is first in the world for work-life balance in 2011 OECD report. Finland is 4th. The U.S. comes in 23rd.

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Finland world’s third most egalitarian country

Finland world’s third most egalitarian country | Finland | Scoop.it

Finland ranks third in the World Economic Forum’s global survey of gender equality.  Finland figures strongly, particularly with regard to the education of women and the number of ministerial posts they hold.  A total of 135 countries were surveyed...

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Watch Finland Women Singers Live

Watch Finland Women Singers Live | Finland | Scoop.it
Famous Finland Women Singers While Finland is well known for it’s beautiful landscape and old fashioned traditional culture, there is another cultural attraction that many travellers are not fully aware of.
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Artnet: The Helsinki School – A Female View

Artnet: The Helsinki School – A Female View | Finland | Scoop.it
Following on from previous exhibitions of photographers associated with the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Purdy Hicks focuses on female artists from this celebrated School, inquiring into a special female point of view.
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BPW INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, HELSINKI 2011

BPW INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, HELSINKI 2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
Business and Professional Women BPW International develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the...
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Expertise counts in management positions, not gender

There is lively debate in Europe right now on equality in management. The proportion of women in business management positions in many European countries is clearly lower than the proportion for men.

By comparison, the situation in Finland is better than in many other EU countries. Finland and Sweden hold the top two positions according to a survey by the European Commission. Women in these Nordic countries represent around 26 percent of board membership of the largest listed companies.

In Finland the proportion of women on the boards of listed companies has more than doubled in the past ten years. The number of women has increased in traditionally male sectors, and this is reflected naturally also in business management positions.
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Many Finnish women followed German soldiers in 1944 out of fear - not love

Many Finnish women followed German soldiers in 1944 out of fear - not love | Finland | Scoop.it
A majority of the Finnish women who accompanied German soldiers as they left Finland in 1944 did not do so as girlfriends or brides. The image of “hussies with loose morals” is one-sided according to a study by Ville Kontinen, a researcher at the Finnish National Archive.
The number of women who left Finland is not as great as had previously been estimated. Some have said that as many as two thousand might have gone. Sources indicate that there were at least 750, and Kontinen does not think that there would have been more than 1,000.
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UNHCR - UNHCR completes series of regional dialogues with women in anniversary year

UNHCR - UNHCR completes series of regional dialogues with women in anniversary year | Finland | Scoop.it
HELSINKI, Finland, May 25 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed a unique and moving series of regional dialogues with women that began in India last November and wrapped up in Finland this week.

The seven dialogue meetings brought together hundreds of women in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas and were aimed at giving refugee women a voice and an opportunity to influence change during UNHCR's landmark 60th year.
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Over 18,000 Run Women's 10km

Over 18,000 Run Women's 10km | Finland | Scoop.it
More than 18,000 women and girls took to the streets of Helsinki on Sunday to run, jog and walk the "Naisten Kymppi" 10km route, Finland’s biggest sporting event for women.
This year's Naisten Kymppi marked the 28th time the event has been organized. The route started and ended at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium where there was also a programme featuring entertainment by bands and other performers.
For the first time this year, there was a special, shorter event for girls and younger students.
The focus of the Naisten Kymppi is on exercise, not racing the clock or competing with other participants.
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Good News from Finland - Young women making their voices heard

Good News from Finland - Young women making their voices heard | Finland | Scoop.it
A record number of women were elected to parliament in the election that has turned out to be historic in many ways. The youngest of these include Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (27) and Annika Saarikko (27), who, despite their age, are already veteran politicians.
There are now more women in parliament than ever before: eighty-six, or around 43 per cent of the 200 MPs. For Grahn-Laasonen and Saarikko, aspiring to become an MP was a natural progression to their previous positions.
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