Gen­der In­equal­ity

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

Pak­istan is at the bot­tom of the list in terms of gen­der equal­ity world­wide ac­cord­ing to the an­nual Global Gen­der Gap Re­port. The re­port is pub­lished by the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum (WEF). It quan­ti­fies the mag­ni­tude of gen­der­based dis­par­i­ties and tracks their progress over time. The GGG re­port seeks to mea­sure one im­por­tant as­pect of gen­der equal­ity: the rel­a­tive gaps be­tween women and men in four ar­eas – health, ed­u­ca­tion, econ­omy and pol­i­tics.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Pak­istan is ranked 141st in terms of eco­nomic par­tic­i­pa­tion and op­por­tu­nity for women, 132nd in terms of ed­u­ca­tion at­tain­ment, 119th for health and sur­vival and 85th for po­lit­i­cal em­pow­er­ment. Since 2006, when the WEF first be­gan is­su­ing its an­nual re­ports, the ac­cess of Pak­istani women to eco­nomic par­tic­i­pa­tion and op­por­tu­nity has gone down to 141st from 112th.

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