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Vietnam moves up four places on 2022 Global Gender Gap Index,

Women of Red Dao ethnic minority in their traditional attire. — VNA/VNS Photo Nam Suong

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, the report said.

“While parity in technical and professional workers has been maintained, the share of women in legislator, senior and manager roles decreased…

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