According to the 2016 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index Report, Lebanon ranked 135th out of 144 countries. With this rank, Lebanon earned a score of 0.598, where 0 represents complete gender inequality and 1 represents complete equality.
Lebanon scored one of the lowest in terms of political empowerment, where it ranked 137th in the “women in parliament” sub index. The gender gap is also very pronounced in Lebanon in the fields of economic participation and opportunity, where the country ranked 136 on the Labor Force Participation sub-index and 135 on the estimated earned income sub-index.
However, the narrowest gender gap in Lebanon is 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||124||0.639|
Source: The World Economic Forum