The good news…Israel has been awarded a prize by the Women in Parliament Global Forum for making progress in reducing its gender gap.  You can read the article here.

The bad news, as our grantees can tell you, is that Israel has a long, long way to go. Israel ranked 53 (up from 56 last year) in the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Gender Gap Index, scoring much lower than countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, numbering 13, 14 and 23 respectively, but also below Latvia, Nicaragua, Malawi, Namibia, and Bulgaria.