This infographic is based on gender parity scores (GPS) set by the McKinsey Global Institute (the report does not include Hong Kong or Macau) and The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 set by the Global Economic Forum. GPS scores are made up of 15 equally weighted indicators of equality in work and society. The scores run from 0 (no gender equality) to 1.0 (parity). A 0.95 ratio, for instance, represents a 5 per cent distance from parity
Iceland ranked highest in the world in terms of gender parity and is seen as something of a role model for the rest of the world. By contrast, the Asia-Pacific region has a GPS of 0.56, slightly worse than the global average of 0.61. Both are considered “high” levels of inequality.