Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and finally Yemen showed the biggest overall gender gaps of the countries surveyed. This is largely due to a narrower income gap between men and women, which stands at almost 51 per cent in 2018, and the number of women in leadership roles, which stands at 34 per cent globally.
The report, however, noted that Manila needs to improve in closing the gender gap in its health and survival category.
Iceland was identified as the most gender-equal country, after closing over 85 percent of its overall gender gap, followed by Norway (83.5 percent), Sweden and Finland (82.2 percent).
Women are disproportionately affected by the automation of jobs and development of artificial intelligence, which could widen the gender gap if more women are not encouraged to enter the fields of science, technology and engineering, the World Economic Forum warned on Monday.
It was also placed 92nd among the countries when it comes to political empowerment. It showed drastic progress in economic factors, with increased wage equality and women's income.
The Geneva-based organisation's annual report tracked disparities between the sexes in 149 countries across four areas: education, health, economic opportunity and political empowerment. Among the Group of 20 major countries, its standing was only higher than South Korea (115th), Turkey (130th) and Saudi Arabia (141st).
The analysis also suggests that, in addition to being outnumbered three to one, women in AI are less likely to be positioned in senior roles or signal expertise in high-profile, emerging AI skills. This is just one of the initiatives that have helped the nation close 82% of its gender gap. "In terms of political empowerment, the progress achieved over the past decade has started to reverse". Women have as much access to financial services as men in just 60 percent of the countries and to land ownership in just 42 percent.
Other countries in the top-10 include Nicaragua (5th, 80.9 per cent), Rwanda (6th, 80.4 per cent), New Zealand (7th, 80.1 per cent), the Philippines (8th, 79.9 per cent), Ireland (9th, 79.6 per cent) and Namibia (10th, 78.9 per cent).
A gender gap index closer to 1 indicates a more fair society in terms of gender equality.
"More than ever, can not afford to companies, to waive the skills, ideas and perspectives of half of humanity", said WEF founder Klaus Schwab in the report.
Across the 149 countries assessed by the report, there were just 17 that now had women as heads of state, while on average just 18pc of ministers and 24pc of parliamentarians globally were women.
This marks the fifth year in a row that China's Gender Gap Index score has fallen.
Rafiekian founded the Flynn Intel Group with Flynn to offer advisory services based on Flynn's national security expertise. He said in a phone interview that he hired Flynn to help secure a deal with Ratio Energy, an Israeli energy company.
The Trump administration declined to defend the mandate, spurring Democratic officials in 16 states to intervene. That could include the section that allows parents to keep young adult children on their coverage until age 26.
Tory rebels successful managed to stage a no-confidence vote in Mrs May, which could see her ousted tonight by 9pm. As news of the contest broke, ministers, including Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove rallied round the Prime Minister.
Mourinho had also been unhappy that United's board failed to back his wish to sign a central defender in the off-season. It's the same for me and if the club thinks there is someone who can do it better, then they have to change today.
Some whose names were floated for the position say they're not interested in running Trump's White House . Whipple noted that James Baker, who served as chief of staff to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W.
This comes months after Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the return of wartime artifacts back to the Philippines. The bells will be officially handed over to officials of Balangiga, Eastern Samar on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Harvey joked briefly about the incident in exchanges with contestants and said "You all can't let that go" and "I'm still here". Apparently it worked, because the 24-year-old Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 on Monday in Bangkok .
Pyongyang has stayed mostly away from provocations as it has turned to diplomacy in its dealings with the rival South. The statement by North Korea's Foreign Ministry was carried by the regime's official Korean Central News Agency .
You've just got to keep moving. "Going forward, he's part of our team, and it's not about the individual, it's about the team". After the Bulls struggled, former coach Fred Hoiberg shifted Parker to a reserve role after three games in the preseason.
Shami, who turned up for Delhi last season, was sold to KXIP while Mohit went back to Chennai Super Kings after a stint with KXIP. Another Caribbean star Carlos Brathwaite went for Rs 5 crore to the Kolkata Knight Riders .
OPEC: Demand for cartel crude expected to decline in 2019
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Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations
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