Australia rated 19th for women’s rights in business and the law- World Bank

Australia rated 19th for women’s rights in business and the law- World Bank

With all the doom and gloom that comes with relationship breakdown, it is refreshing to do a reality check- and compare how women are treated under the law in Australia, compared to overseas.

Every two years the World Bank carries out a survey on Women, Business and the Law. I have been privileged to take part in the survey now three times, and am recognised by the World Bank as a local expert.

With all the challenges that exist under the law to ensure that men and women are equal, overall, Australia is doing well internationally. The World Bank has rated Australia equal 19th (with Hungary) after:

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  •  UK

The worst performing country was West Bank and Gaza on 26.3, just behind Yemen on 26.9, Sudan on 29.4 and Iran on 31.3. The USA by comparison rated 91.3, along with Albania, Cyprus and Taiwan.

Out of 100, Australia rates 96.9. Australia rates 100 for:

  • mobility
  • workplace
  • pay
  • marriage
  • parenthood
  • entrepreneurship
  • assets.

Australia rates 75 for pension.

It is shocking that:

Australia is one of the countries where there can be different retirement ages between men and women.

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