Pakistan among worst in gender equality -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan among worst in gender equality

GENEVA: Pakistan has been ranked third worst country where women face the least discrimination, while Yemen was declared the worst, the World Economic Forum said on Tuesday.

Chad beat Pakistan and came second in terms of offering equal opportunities for women in the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index, which measures economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, political empowerment, health and survival of women in 134 countries. Overall, Nordic countries continue to offer women the most equal treatment compared to men, with Iceland ranking number one, followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden. Ranked ninth, the Philippines was the only Asian country in the top 10. It had “closed the gender gap on both education and health”, according to the WEF.
Source: Daily Times
Date:10/28/2009