La conclusión es que hay mucho por hacer y que, aunque muchas organizaciones del tercer sector y centros de investigación han demostrado una enorme creatividad, como Forensic Architexture o el Overseas Development Institute, otras se están quedando a la zaga. Animo a todas a que exploren el mundo de los datos, que ni es super accesible ni tampoco solo para algunos/as privilegiados/as.
Miren Gutierrez interviews SAADIA ZAHIDI, co-author of Global Gender Gap report
ROME, Dec 3 (IPS) – “It is clear that there are huge discrepancies within Sub-Saharan Africa, but overall the region is doing extremely well in terms of political empowerment,” says Saadia Zahidi, head of the Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in a telephone interview from Geneva. But what are the pending matters in the region?
The Global Gender Gap (GGG) index ranks 134 countries according to gender equality, and it is designed to measure gender-based gaps in access to resources and opportunities in individual countries rather than the overall levels of the available resources in those countries. It looks at four factors: economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; political empowerment; and health and survival of women.
Zahidi discusses concrete cases based on the data dug out for the GGG report, and comments on the emergence of South Africa as a country with one of the lowest gender gaps in the world and other trends in the Sub-Saharan region.