Pak loses two spots on Global Gender Gap Index

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Pakistan has shown a dismal performance when it comes to gender parity, according to the ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2021’ published by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, slipping two spots since last year to rank 153rd out of 156 countries on the index.

The report found that Pakistan’s gender gap had widened by 0.7 percentage points, to 55.6 per cent, making it one of the worst countries for gender parity. Only Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan fared worse.

The scorecard for the country places Pakistan at 152 in economic participation and opportunity, 144 in educational attainment, 153 in health and survival, and 98 in political empowerment.