PH ranks 17th in Global Gender Gap Report, 2nd in APAC

The Philippines has ranked 17th among 156 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 of the World Economic Forum.

The report shows that the country’s ranking slipped by one notch from the previous spot.

But in Asia Pacific, the Philippines placed second next to New Zealand, which ranked fourth globally.

Of the four indices, the Philippines ranked 18th in economic participation, 33rd in political empowerment, 34th in health and survival, and 39th in educational attainment.

The report cited the country’s capability of closing gender gaps in educational attainment and health and survival.

The Philippines is one of 18 countries in the world that have closed at least 80 percent of economic participation and opportunity gaps.

However, the report said the Philippines should improve women’s participation in the labor market, as well as closing the income and wage gaps, as “only 49.1 percent of women are in the job market.”

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