Giving Compass' Take:
• Global Citizen highlights a new global report that analyzes the state of gender equality in 129 countries around the world, and which countries are the best to be a woman in 2019.
• Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. How can donors best support the achievement of this?

Denmark is the country closest to achieving the goal of gender equality, according to a new report recently published by UK-based NGO Equal Measure 2030 — but no country has achieved total gender equality yet.

The Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index for 2019 report analyzes how governments are tracking on their commitments to promote gender equality. The report does so by compiling data and assessing countries' progress on goals laid out by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The report ranks 129 countries, representing of 95% of the world, on a scale from 0-100, where 100 indicates complete achievement of gender equality across all areas of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including access to health, education, and clean water. A score of 59 or below on the scale indicates a substantial failure to establish gender equality when it comes to everything from education to energy resources to economic opportunity.

At the top of the list for gender equality across the board was Denmark with an overall score of 89.3, according to the report’s data. It was closely followed by a number of European countries, including Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands.

Read the full article about top countries to be a woman in 2019 by Gabrielle Deonath at Global Citizen.