WEF Report: Rwanda leads Africa in gender equality
Rwanda has been ranked 9th in the 2020 Global Gender Gap Index that was published on December 17, slipping three places compared to the 2019 report.
The World Economic Forum’s report has also placed Rwanda the only African country among the top 10 countries in gender parity.
Commenting on the report, the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion Soline Nyirahabimana said they are yet to analyse the report to establish cause for the decline and what was considered.
“Rwanda’s efforts to promote gender never weakens. We still need to look at what the report considered to rank Rwanda three places behind,” she said.
During the just concluded 17th National Umushyikirano Council, President Paul Kagame also commented on the report, saying that being the only African middle-income economy in the top 10 is an achievement, but the aim should be top 5, which means that there still much to be done.
The Global Gender Gap Report has been conducted since 2006 by the World Economic Forum. It also issues out the Global Gender Index designed to measure equality. This year, the report covered 153 major and emerging economies worldwide.