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Empowering Women

The 10 worst countries for women

Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 Wall St. 8 a.m. EST November 29, 2014 Not one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). But while the scope of gender inequality has narrowed in some countries, in other countries women continue to severely trail men in economic participation, educational attainment, political empowerment, and even basic health outcomes. The WEF’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report measured…

Gender equality: ‘Empowering women is imperative for global competitiveness’

November 15, 2014 FAISALABAD(Express): “Empowering women will lead to tangible progress in education and rural development and improve Pakistan’s global competitiveness,” said Punjab Governor’s wife Parveen Sarwar on Friday. She was talking to a farmer’s convention arranged by the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Over 300 residents of Athara Hazari and Chiniot were present at the convention. Sarwar said steps were being taken to return normalcy to flood-hit areas. She…

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