In 2020, the World Economic Forum published its latest assessment of the Global Gender Gap. The report, which looks at education, income, political representation and health disparities, came to the grim conclusion that, although progress has been made, no -one alive today will see global gender equity in their lifetimes. In their rankings of 153 nations, the report names Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden as the most equitable countries, while Syria, Pakistan and Yemen ranked among the worst. The United States ranked 53rd, behind not only the Scandinavian countries, but also behind Canada, New Zealand much of Western Europe, Mexico, Jamaica, Rwanda, Philippines, Belarus, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe. Rollie Lal, professor of international affairs at George Washington University, argues that the time is right for the U.S. to pursue a “feminist” foreign policy.
The Conversation | How a ‘feminist’ foreign policy would change the world
Image: The White House (CC)