And when it comes to equal opportunities in the workforce, the UK ranked even worse. The UK is ranked at a lowly 33 for economic participation and opportunity. There has also been a decrease in the number of women in top political roles. The percentage of women in UK ministerial roles fell from 23% to 17% in the last year.
The gender gap report, which started in 2006, tracks 135 countries and measures the size of a nation's gender gap in four areas: Educational attainment, health and survival, economic participation and opportunity, and political empowerment.
It’s even-stevens in the first of those two, but the gap remains wide in the latter two. There’s a long way to go yet.