Tabriz, South Azerbaijan, Aug 31
The WEF report gave Iran a score of 0.583 in terms of women’s parity with men (0.00 suggesting absolute imparity and 1.00 indicating complete parity).
The 2017 report covers 144 countries and quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy, and politics.
Iran ranked 140th for economic participation and opportunity, 100th for educational attainment, 135th for health and survival, and 136th for political empowerment.
The economic participation and opportunity sub-index contains three concepts: participation gap, remuneration gap, and advancement gap.
In recent years, women have been protesting against compulsory hijab in Iran, and many have been sentenced to long-term imprisonment.