Portugal is one of the ten countries with the highest economic integration of women and gender equality

Portugal is one of the ten countries that achieved the highest score out of 190 countries analyzed last year in the “Women, Economy and Law” index. This is evident from a report on Economic Inclusion released by the World Bank (BM) this Tuesday, February 23).

“Ten economies – Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal and Sweden – get 100 [pontuação máxima] In the index “Women, Economy and Law” you can read the document, in which it is pointed out that women worldwide have on average only three quarters of the legal rights of men.

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

Last year, the World Bank noted that Portugal had developed positively on one point, giving women the same right to remarry as men, recalling that the previous 300 days for women and 180 days for men scam.

On a global level, the institution headed by David Malpass points out that “although great strides have been made over the past 50 years, global gender equality has not yet been achieved at the time of the 2020 crisis”.

The World Bank says that “covid-19 has directly and disproportionately affected the social and economic capacities of women” because “they make up the majority of healthcare, social services and informal caregivers” and “uniquely vulnerable to that.” Effects of a pandemic are “. .

According to the facility, data from several reports suggests that “more women than men were forced to leave or quit their jobs during the pandemic due to illness, childcare or mobility impairments”.

“In addition, women continue to earn less than men for the same job and find a higher risk of violence in their homes,” adds the World Bank.

The Washington-based institution stresses that “when women have the same opportunities as men, they enter and stay in the world of work, strengthen the economy and enable development”.

“Despite progress, discriminatory laws around the world threaten not only women’s basic human rights but also their economic security,” with “Barriers to employment and entrepreneurship limiting equal opportunities at every stage of life,” which also happens “in the most developed Economies “.

This year’s edition of the report concludes that “greater progress has been made in addressing gender inequality in economies where there is less legal discrimination against women”.

“Despite a global pandemic, 27 economies in all regions and income brackets have reformed several indicators and improved good legislative practices in 45 cases,” said the World Bank.