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November 1st, 2011
01:16 PM ET

Global Gender Gap 2011 report released, shows US improves on gender equality

The World Economic Forum releases it's annual Global Gender Gap Report for 2011 today. It measures the inequality between men and women with political, educational and economic opportunities. No country has yet to achieve gender equality, although research points to empowering women being the key to unlocking potential and stimulating economies.

Among the headlines this year: Women hold less than 20% of all national decision-making positions; India ranks lowest on gender parity of all the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). USA continues to improve on the list and UAE ranks highest in the Arab World with fast growth seen in Saudi Arabia.

American Morning talks to Saadia Zahidi, the Senior Director of the World Economic Forum, about what this means for gender equality around the world.

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