NCRI – November 11, 2013 – Iran under mullahs’ rule has been ranked a lowly 130th in a new international survey of gender equality in society. The regime was placed almost bottom out of the 136 nations assessed in the 2013 Global Gender Gap report by the World Economic Forum.
The study measures the access and opportunities for women in four key areas of health, education, economics and politics. At the top of the table were the northern European nations of Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
But Iran was ahead only of Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Syria, Chad and Yemen in the study which has again highlighted the repressive measures against women in Iranian society. The survey comes after a separate report last week ranked Iran 94th in world index of ‘skilled and productive’ workforces.
The report measured the skills and capital that reside in people and that are put to productive use. Iran highest ranking was 68th for the level of education of workers, followed by 87th for the physical and mental health of the employed population and 88th the state of environment in which they work.
But the regime was in 119th place – third from bottom across all 122 countries – for the quantity, talent and knowledge of the workforce.