In 2017, out of the 46 countries in the high-income group covered by the Global Gender Gap
Index, five have closed more than 80% of their overall gender gap
, 26 have closed 70-80% of their gender gap
, 14 have closed 70% -60%, and one country is yet to cross the 60% threshold.
Another good news for the Philippines is, it is leading together with New Zealand as the overall index's top 10 performers, both having closed over 79 percent of their total gender gap
for the East Asia and the Pacific region.
According to the WEF Gender Gap
Index 2017, Lebanon ranks 142 among 144 countries in political participation.
The gender gap
works in reverse for Democratic presidents, with women giving them higher ratings than men do.
Also contributing to the gender gap
are women's un-costed responsibility to family care, their unpaid labour on family plots run by male relatives, the women's lack of access to male relative's labour for her farmland, and the economic consequence of gender violence.
Hitachi Vantara's chief communications officer Mary Ann Gallo has highlighted the need for GCC technology companies to close the gender gap
Senator Babar, while speaking at a dialogue on 'Closing the Gender Gap
in the Electoral Rolls' organised by the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and the Tabeer Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan project, said that over 10 million women are missing from the voter list, and the gender gap
in the list needs to be overcome.
Addressing the National Dialogue on 'Closing the Gender Gap
in Pakistan's Electoral Rolls', as chief guest, he affirmed that the they followed a define agenda for gender equality and women empowerment to optimize their full potential.
He shared these views while speaking as chief guest and chair at a high-level roundtable meeting of policymakers titled 'closing the gender gap
in the electoral rolls', on Friday.
Based on current trends, the global gender gap
will not be closed for another 100 years.
President Donald Trump has praised the Philippines for being a regional leader in closing the gender gap
The Global Gender Gap
Report 2017 has also ranked the UAE 120th in the world, down by four notches from 124 in last year's international survey, while Saudi Arabia moved up by three points to rank 138th, compared with 141 last year.
Although Saudi Arabia still ranks toward the bottom on the WEF global index of progress toward closing the gender gap
in public and social life, it has improved three places over last year to rank 138th globally, and is among the biggest improvers in the years since the report first appeared, according to Saadia Zahidi, the WEF's head of gender and education.
A higher number of women in government has helped the UK emerge as one of the "most improved" countries on a leading gender gap
index that otherwise showed the global gap widening for the first time since 2006.
The gender gap
for full-time workers is now at a record low of 9.