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Jordan ranks 135th out of 144 in Global Gender Gap Report

By JT - Nov 02,2017 - Last updated at Nov 02,2017

AMMAN — The 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, issued by the World Economic Forum, showed a halt in the slow progress of attempts to narrow the global gender gap for the first time since 2006, the Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI) said on Thursday.

Jordan’s rank in 2017 fell one spot, standing at 135th out of 144 countries listed in the report, compared to last year, while in 2015 it ranked 140th among 145 countries, SIGI said in a statement.

The Kingdom’s ranking was based on four classifications: economic participation (138), education (51), health (113) and political participation (126), SIGI added.

The institute said that the impact of efforts aimed at narrowing the gender gap will remain weak as long as there are high unemployment rates among women, which currently stands at 33.9 per cent.

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THIS IS VERY BAD AND THIS INVISIBLE WALL OF SHAME MUST COME DOWN AS IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TABOO FACING THE KINGDOM. JORDAN HAS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTABLE PUBLIC RELATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST IF NOT THE WORLD AT LARGE BUT CONTINUES TO LAG BEHIND AND STRUGGLE WITH WOMEN ISSUES. TEAR DOWN THIS WALL.

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