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ČR ends 81st among 145 states in terms of gender equality

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Prague, April 21 (CTK) – The Czech Republic has ended 81st in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2015 assessing equal conditions for men and women in 145 countries, which said Czech women enjoy equal conditions only in education, but their position in politics and the economy is weak.

The countries that fare better in this respect include Ghana, Ukraine, Russia and Uganda.

The top ten countries include the Nordic countries led by Iceland, and also Ireland, Slovenia and the Philippines.

The Czech position has improved since last year when it ended 96th.

It gained 68.7 points out of the maximum 100. The same result was achieved by Georgia and Vietnam.

Slovakia ended 97th with 67.7 points. The other EU countries to fare worse than the Czechs are Greece, Hungary, Cyprus and Malta.

The only area in which Czech men and women have equal chances is education. The country occupied the first position in this category.

The Czech women’s position is the worst in the economy and on the labour market. The country finished 94th (63.6 points) in this category. Last year it even finished 100th.

The representation of women in politics is very weak in the Czech Republic, the report showed.

In this area, gender equality is met at a mere 13 percent. The country ended 83rd, compared with the 70th place ten years ago.

The conditions of Czech men and women in health care and access to it are almost (at 97.9 percent) comparable, the report says. The country ended 42nd in this area.

The Czech Republic succeeded in improving its position by a mere 1.6 points in the past ten years.

In 2006, it received 67.1 points and ended approximately 50th.

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