Iran’s scores in Global Gender Gap Report 2022 by the World Economic Forum

Iran Among Worst Countries In Gender Gap Index - World Economic Forum

Thursday, 07/14/2022

The World Economic Forum has published its latest report on the Global Gender Gap Index, placing Iran at the rock bottom only after Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Congo. 

The 2022 report, which was released 13 July, benchmarks the current state and evolution of gender parity across four major dimensions of Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment as well as in several other categories. Now in its 16th year, the report analyzed the evolution of gender-based gaps in 146 countries, providing a basis for robust cross-country analysis. 

On average Iran finished 143rd in the list but in economic participation, Iran sits at the 144th place; in political empowerment, the Islamic Republic is the 142nd country; in health and survival, Iran ranks 118th; and in educational attainment on the 106th spot. 

Iranian women held a nationwide civil disobedience protest on Tuesday (July 12) against the Islamic Republic’s forced dress code, while the government has recently increased harassment of women for their insufficient hijab and many have been detained by special police patrols. This has led to more tension amid economic hardship for 90 percent of the population on fixed income, while inflation has reached 55 percent and food prices have risen by more than 80 percent, according to May-June official reports. (

In another report published by the Economist intelligence unit -- the research and analysis division of The Economist -- on June 23, Tehran stands at the 163rd place of the list of 173 cities in Global Liveability Index, which quantifies challenges to an individual's lifestyle in cities worldwide.

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