Thursday, 27 October 2016

Pakistan ranked second worst country in gender gap index

World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016  reports that Pakistan ranks 143 out of 144 countries in the gender inequality index, standing way behind Bangladesh and India who rank 72nd and 87th respectively. For the second consecutive year, Pakistan has been ranked the second-worst country in the world for gender inequality.  Pakistan is also the worst performing state in South
Asia and has been for the last couple of years, while Sri Lanka ranks 100th, Nepal 110th, the Maldives 115th and Bhutan 121st.

Iceland tops the list for the 8th consecutive year, followed by Finland in second and Norway in third place.

Do you know?


The Global Gender Gap Report was first published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum.
The 2014 report covers 144 major and emerging economies. The Global Gender Gap Index is an index designed to measure gender equality.
The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to calculated gender gaps.
The assumption is that women are strictly disadvantaged compared to men and as such, only measures where women are traditionally disadvantaged to men are used.

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