Following our fruitful cooperation, I would like to inform you that the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE), i.e. the governmental organization in charge of equality between women and men in Greece, has already uploaded both on the Greek and the English pages of its website on the internet and the facebook the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by the World Economic Forum with positive reaction by citizens, both men and women.
Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries. More than a decade of data has revealed that progress is still too slow for realizing the full potential of one half of humanity within our lifetimes; performance by Greece 92nd place out of 144 countries, score 0.680, more details on pages 184-185 of the WEF Report.
The article in Greek presents in detail all the relevant background and you will recognize the cover photo of the Report in the facebook at once.
The relevant links are the following:
In addition, the WEF Report has already been communicated by us to a number of public organizations and independent bodies in Greece. The recipients of our message have been, among others, the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek Ombudsman, the National Commission for Human Rights, the General Secretariat of the Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Representations of Greece to the International Organizations, the Ministry of Economy & Development, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Education, Research & Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity, the Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights, the Ministry of Rural Development, the Ministry of Health, as well as all the key social partners.
Furthermore, on the 9th of November, 2016, under a proposal by the competent GSGE Director for Development & Support of Policies on Gender Equality, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality issued a press release in Greek on the key findings of the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 with great success, since it gained widespread publicity among Greek mass media and social media:
Here are some indicative links:
In that way, further promotion and greater visibility of the role of the World Economic Forum on women's empowerment and equality between women and men have been achieved by our initiative among competent Greek stakeholders. After all, the Report can serve as a useful tool to design, implement and evaluate policies on gender equality.
The Greek side would be grateful to you if you informed your leadership and the officials of the competent administrative units accordingly.
Wishing you and all the members of your team the very best,