Nigeria has placed 123rd out of 146 countries in the 2022 global gender gap index, moving up 16 places from its 139th ranking out of 156 countries in 2021. The global gender gap index measures access to resources and opportunities in nations.
According to the World Economic Forum -WEF, titled: ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2022’, which analyzed the evolution of gender-based gaps in 146 countries, on average, Nigeria ranked 123rd on the list but economic participation, the country is at the 50th place.
In terms of political participation, Nigeria placed 141st in the world; on health and survival, it placed 70th; and in educational attainment, the country is in the 134th spot. Nigeria is also ranked 27th in sub-Saharan Africa.
According to the report, it would take over 100 years for the world to reach full gender parity.
“In 2022, the global gender gap has been closed by 68.1 percent. At the current rate of progress, it will take 132 years to reach full parity,” the report stated. “This represents a slight four-year improvement compared to the 2021 estimate which was calculated at 136 years to parity.”