8 Facts For 8th of March – International Women’s Day
March 7, 2017
The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. Work environment is changing, with significant implications for women. Let’s get to know 8 interesting facts in the world of work and become a successful woman at work.
1. Woman are taking higher education
More women graduate from high school, attend and graduate from college, and earn post-graduate degrees than men. In 2012 71% of women and only 61% of male are high school graduates according to the Pew Research Center
2. Europe – place for women
When it comes to gender equality, the best places for women are in Europe. According to Gender Inequality Index top 5 countries were Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
3. Maternity leave
Sweden offers the most generous maternity leave policy, with 56 weeks paid at 80 percent of citizens’ salary, and 13 additional weeks paid at a fixed rate thereafter.