Kathleen A. Lahey, Queen’s University
This blog post is part of the Federation Equity Issues Portfolio’s series marking the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
In 2010, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) adopted a new gender equality measure that dropped Canada from number 8 on sex equality issues to number 16. The new Gender Inequality Index (GII) places more emphasis on how well resources, opportunities, and incomes are shared by women and men in each country, and less emphasis on Canada’s wealth.
Upon receiving the World Health Organisation’s (...