Slovakia is not the best country for women

The 2019 Women, Peace, and Security Index placed Slovakia in 35th place.

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to have been sworn into the presidential office in June 2019. Slovakia lacks women in politics, the latest Women, Peace, and Security Index has foundSlovak President Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to have been sworn into the presidential office in June 2019. Slovakia lacks women in politics, the latest Women, Peace, and Security Index has found (Source: TASR)

Slovakia is walking on the right path when it comes to women’s empowerment. But the country still lags, even behind its closest neighbours.

This year's Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index placed Slovakia in 35th place. Despite observed improvements, the country continues to lag behind its neighbours except for Hungary and Ukraine.

The ranking, put together by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, measures women's well-being in 167 countries.

Slovakia needs more female politicians

Slovakia has progressed in a number of indicators in two years, including women’s cell phone use, women’s years of schooling and violence by a current intimate partner.

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