Pakistan stands at 141st position in the annual Global Gender Gap Report. This makes the country second worse place in the world in terms of gender equality.
World Economic Forum (WEF) published the report on Tuesday, which quantifies the annual magnitude of gender-based differences, discriminations and records the progress over time. The purpose of the study is to seek a measure aspect in global gender equality ratios: The difference in the treatment women and men face is in four key areas — health, education, economy and politics – based solely on their gender.
Pakistan makes it on the 141st spot in economic participation opportunity for women, 132nd in terms of education attainment, 119 for health and survival and 85 for political empowerment.
Pakistan has gone down 21 spots from 115 (back in 2006) when the WEF issued its annual Global Gender Gap Reports.
However not all is bad, even with these stats the report concludes that “based on this trajectory, with all else remaining equal, it will take 81 years for the world to close this gap completely,”