02 Nov '17, 9pm

Asia slips in gender equality ranking - The Straits Times

GENEVA • Asia's largest economies have fallen in the World Economic Forum's latest gender equality ranking, a sign that while the region has become a key engine of the global economy, it is still playing catch-up in terms of providing equal opportunities between the sexes. The report ranks 144 nations measured on progress in equality in four areas: education, health and survival, economic opportunity and political empowerment. Thirteen of the 25 Asia-Pacific nations surveyed in this year's Global Gender Gap Report released yesterday dropped in their rankings compared with last year, Japan's Nikkei Asian Review reported. They included the region's top economies, including China, Japan, India and South Korea. India fell sharply from 87th place to 108th, a drop that was "largely attributable to a widening of its gender gaps in political empowerment as well as in healthy life ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/asia-slips-in-gender-equ...

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