Gender equality is one of the hottest topics discussed in the world. Hence, every year the World Economic Forum presents Global Gender Gap Report 2018, which aims to reflect the differences between men and women on health, economics, politics and education in 149 countries.

Iceland obtained the first place after measuring the following criteria:

  • the estimation of economic participation and opportunity
  • educational attainment
  • health and survival
  • political empowerment

Iceland remains the leader of the ranking for 10th year. The country closes more than 87% of its overall gender gap and remains the top performer on Political Empowerment.

The other leaders are the Scandinavians: Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Taking into account all these 4 criteria, Switzerland was ranked as 20th (21st year before).

On the matter of economic participation and opportunity, it holds 34st position. Due to educational attainment the country was estimated as of 80th one. On Health and survival, Switzerland was placed at 108th position and due to political empowerment – on 29th.

US holds 51st place in Global Gender Gap ranking, Russia – 75th one. The last (149th) place was given to Yemen.

WEF experts also reported about significant difference in men and women earnings and mentioned that this economic gap possibly will not be closed within 217 years.

Meet Queen: The Studio Experience in Montreux

Mountain Studios in Montreux has been home to several great artists, including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Duran Duran, Sting, Michael Jackson, B.B. King, David Bowie, and of course, Queen.

Six Wineries in the Canton of Vaud You Have to Visit in 2019

The Canton of Vaud is the second largest wine producing canton in Switzerland. It is a home to more than 450 wine makers (vignerons in French), and almost 4,000 hectares of vineyards that extend from Geneva to Montreux.

A Quick Look at The Basel Historical Museum

Basel Historical Museum is a place of endless wonders. Lorenzo, a member of the SUISSEPIC Ambassadors Photo Club, had an opportunity to explore the museum.

Can music make Swiss cheese taste better?

Beat Wampfler from Burgdorf tries to understand, whether music can make his cheese taste better.

White Turf, A Winter Horse Racing Fairytale in St.Moritz

The White Turf is an international horse racing event held in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. Since 1907, this event, which occurs every February, turns the frozen Lake St. Moritz into a huge spectacle on ice.