Pak stands at 127th position among 130 nations in new Global Gender Gap ranking

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Islamabad, Nov 13 : The social and economic condition of the women in Pakistan was still pathetic and they were struggling for their livelihood and survival, said a new report on gender released by World Economic Forum.

According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2008, due to the bad condition of the women, Pakistan ranked 127 out of 130 countries.

The report provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and comparing global gender gaps in 92 GGG Report. It ranks countries according to gender equality rather than women empowerment, focuses on measuring gaps rather than levels and measuring those gaps in outcome variables rather than input variables, reported the Daily Times.

There are 14 gender gap indices, which focus on economic participation and opportunity available to women, educational attainment, health and survival as well as political empowerment Pakistan has ranked poorly in almost all categories. However, it has fared well in empowering women politically as it ranks 50th out of 130 countries.

The report identifies gaps in most socio-economic areas of the country. Pakistan ranks 117th in both women's literacy rate and workforce population; in healthy life expectancy, it ranked 115th enrollment in primary education it ranked 110th, in wage equality for similar work it ranked 60th while in years of female head of state it ranked at number 5.

ANI

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