Portugal among the top ten countries in women's economic inclusion


Women have "only three quarters of men's rights," according to the report on economic inclusion released by the World Bank.

Portugal is among the ten countries that obtained the maximum score in the "Women, Business and Law" index, among 190 analyzed in the last year, according to a report on economic inclusion released this Tuesday, February 23, by the World Bank (BM ).

"Ten economies - Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal and Sweden - obtain 100 [maximum score] in the 'Women, Business and Law' index", can be read in the document, which points out that, on average, worldwide, "women have only three quarters of the legal rights of men".

According to the table of the various points of the index, which evaluated the period from September 2019 to October 2020, Portugal obtained the best score possible in all the components evaluated: mobility, workplace, salary, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship, assets and pensions.

In the last year, the World Bank notes that Portugal registered a positive evolution in one item, "giving women the same rights to remarry as men", remembering that previously the period for women was 300 days and for men 180.

At the global level, the institution chaired by David Malpass notes that, "although much progress has been made in the past 50 years, global gender equality had not yet been achieved when the crisis hit 2020".

Source: https://www.publico.pt/2021/02/23/economia/noticia/portugal-dez-melhores-paises-inclusao-economica-mulheres-1951881