Israel beats Yemen, Saudi Arabia for smallest gender gap in Middle East

28.11.2013                      25.Kislew.5774                      Chanukka 1

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Israel beats Yemen, Saudi Arabia for smallest gender gap in Middle East

Israel comes in 53rd place in a World Economic Forum study; increase in female MKs helped Israel rise in ranking.

Israel received an award for gender equality from the European Parliament on Wednesday, beating out some of the least female-friendly countries in the world.
The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) held its annual summit in Brussels, where it gave its WIP Award to countries that champion closing the gender gap, according to a World Economic Forum study….