Turkey: Global Gender Gap Study Finds Turkish Women Still Stuck
The World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap study was released this week and contains mostly sobering numbers regarding the status of women in Turkish political and economic life. Turkey's position in the study -- at 122 out of 135 countries surveyed -- was up slightly compared to last year, when the country came in at 126. Still, the ranking places Turkey in between Syria and Egypt and well below several of its other neighbors. Looking at the study's trend lines, while women's political participation in Turkey has been slowly inching up over the last several years, their participation in economic life has been slowly eroding.
The full study can be found here. A previous post on the status of women in Turkish political and economic life can be found here.