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Vietnam moves up four places on 2022 Global Gender Gap Index hinh anh 1Women of Red Dao ethnic minority in their traditional attire. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam has climbed four places on World Economic
Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2022 in the past year, from 87th to 83rd place
out of 146 countries, with a score of 0.705/1.

The increase is thanks to “mild improvements” recorded in closing the
gender gaps across the four main components of the index: Economic
Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and
Political Empowerment.

In terms of closing the gap in Economic Participation and Opportunity, Vietnam
is ranked 31st, behind countries like Sweden (5th), the US (22nd), Kenya (6th),
and regional neighbours like Laos (1st), Thailand (15th), or the Philippines
(16th), out of 146 countries assessed.

Indicators at this level reveal that lower workforce participation and lower
parity in workforce participation have both contributed to poorer gender
outcomes,…

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