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Philippines crowned Asia’s most gender-equal in WEF report

THE Philippines has topped the list of countries in Asia for gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest Global Gender Gap Report. At eighth spot in the top 10 of 149 countries assessed, the Philippines rose two spots from last year closing just under 80 of its overall gender gap, the highest value for the country ever recorded by the Index. “It manages to narrow its Economic Participation and Opportunity gender gap due to increases in wage equality for similar work and women’s estimated earned income,” the report released on Tuesday said. “The country’s Health and Survival gender gap remains open for a second year, although its Educational Attainment gender gap remains fully closed.” SEE ALSO: Wage transparency works: Tackling the gender pay gap  When it came to political leadership, the report pointed out that globally, there were just 17 countries in the world that currently have women as heads of state, while, on average, just 18 percent of ministers and 24 percent of parliamentarians globally are women. Similarly, it said women hold just 34 percent of managerial positions across the countries where data is available, and less than 7 percent in the four worst-performing countries; Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan). However, the Philippines was identified as among the bright spots where “significant progress” has been achieved. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Philippines crowned Asia’s most gender-equal in WEF report, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Philippines crowned Asia’s most gender-equal in WEF report

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

 

 

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