According to the 2015 edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, Lebanon ranked 138th out of 145 countries. With this rank, Lebanon earned a score of 0.598, whereby 0 represents complete gender inequality and 1 represents complete equality.
Lebanon, along with Yemen, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Brunei, scored the lowest in terms of political empowerment, where only 3% of the gender gap has been covered. The gender gap is also very pronounced in Lebanon in the fields of economic participation and opportunity. Lebanon ranked 138 on the Labor Force Participation sub-index and on the estimated earned income sub-index.
However, the gender gap is the most resorbed in Lebanon in terms of education as the country ranked first on enrolment in secondary and tertiary education.
Global Gender Gap Ranks and Scores in the MENA Region
|Middle East and North Africa |
|Country||Overall Rank||Overall Score|
|United Arab Emirates||119||0.646|
Source: The World Economic Forum