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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Philippines one of best countries for women workers - index


Asia-Pacific women better educated stated on Abs-Cbn report according to LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in the Asia Pacific region fall behind men in securing leadership roles in business and politics despite being better educated, an annual gender equality index revealed on Friday.

  1. Female university students outnumber male students in 10 of the 16 countries surveyed, including China, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
  2. Women are also fast becoming as active in the workplace as men in most countries in the region, based to the MasterCard Worldwide Index of Women's Advancement.
  3. New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Singapore as the best countries for women
  4. "Companies with more women in leadership outperform those who do not, so the male dominance of leadership roles should be concerning," said Georgette Tan, MasterCard spokeswoman for the Asia-Pacific region.
  5. New Zealand and the Philippines are the only two countries with more than 50 female business and government leaders and business owners for every 100 of their male counterparts.
  6. Thai women have made the most significant progress in obtaining business leadership roles since the index began in 2007, while the ratio of female-to-male politicians in the Philippines has doubled in the last nine years.
  7. Although women in most countries in the Asia-Pacific region are better-educated than men, female students in India, South Korea and Bangladesh have fewer opportunities when it comes to secondary and university education, the index showed.
  8. The survey was conducted in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
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