Global Gender Gap Index: Pakistan falls deep into abyss

Pakistan continue to fall in disarray when it comes to gender equality, as per ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2021‘ published by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.

The report suggest that Pakistan has slipped two spots below since last year to rank 153rd out of 156 countries on the global index.

As per the report Pakistan’s gender gap had widened by an alarming 0.7 percentage points, to 55.6 per cent. Pakistan’s fall from the grace has landed it in the ranks of four worst countries for gender parity. Only Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan are the remaining three of the worst countries.

Pakistan ranks 152 in economic participation and opportunity, 144 in educational attainment, 153 in health and survival, and 98 in political empowerment.  

The overall observation of the report suggest that the progress of gender equality has taken a toll in Pakistan widening the estimated time to close the gender gap, which has now increased to 136.5 years.

Pakistan’s rankings have worsened with time, as data collected in 2006 shows, that the country ranked 112 in economic participation and opportunity, 110 in education attainment, 112 in health and survival, and 37 in political empowerment.

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