Philippines drops 9 places in 2024 world gender gap ranking

Philippines drops 9 places in 2024 world gender gap ranking

/ 12:25 PM June 14, 2024

Philippines drops 9 places in 2024 world gender gap ranking

FILE PHOTO: Protesters take part in a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila on March 8, 2023. The Philippines’ ranking in the Global Gender Gap Report 2024 fell nine places to 25 among 146 countries monitored for gender equality. The Philippines garnered a score of 0.779 in the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) tracking published Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Photo by JAM STA ROSA / Agence France-Presse)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ ranking in the Global Gender Gap Report 2024 fell nine places to 25 among 146 countries monitored for gender equality.

On regional rankings, however, the Philippines is among the leading countries in East Asia and the Pacific as it ranked 3rd, behind Australia and first-placer New Zealand.

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The Philippines garnered a score of 0.779 in the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) tracking published Tuesday, June 11.

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The Philippines was in 16th place in the Global Gender Gap Report 2023.

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In the WEF’s scoring system, 0 indicates parity between genders in a particular country while 1 indicates the most disparity.

The WEF measures each country’s gender gap through four parameters: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.

“The global gender gap score in 2024 for all 146 countries included in this edition stands at 68.5% closed. Compared against the constant sample of 143 countries included in last year’s edition, the global gender gap has been closed by a further +.1 percentage point, from 68.5% to 68.6%,” the WEF explained.

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The country with the highest gender gap in this year’s WEF monitoring is Sudan while other countries with the least gender disparity in the Global Gender Gap Report 2024 are:

  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Nicaragua
  • Germany
  • Namibia
  • Ireland
  • Spain
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