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Political empowerment is where the gender gap remains the widest, according to the findings.
Among the selected data in the index, educational attainment and health and survival score 109, which is higher with respect to economic participation and opportunity, which scores 133, and political empowerment, which scores 142.
He recalled that the program for the political empowerment of women was carried out in partnership with the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).
The biggest gap is in political empowerment. Here Cyprus is currently ranked number 124 of the 145 countries.
Describing this year's elections as a major step forward in the political empowerment programme in the country, Dr Gargash said the NEC is preparing a comprehensive report covering all aspects of the electoral process, to serve as an important reference document for future elections.
They are personal empowerment and political empowerment with decision-making power being focus of the empowerment state.
Iran was rated very low on political empowerment, which is based on the proportion of women serving in the legislature and cabinet.
The four-phase programme, organised by the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), focuses on skills training, political empowerment of women, knowledge sharing and simulation activities.
He blamed the lukewarm political empowerment of women in the Arab world, by contrast to their peers in other parts of the world "regrettable discrimination against women in the Arab communities." He urged ending all forms of gender discrimination through speeding up the working out and endorsement of an Arab treating in this regard.
The MENA region has some of the highest restrictions on women's civil liberties in the world, and progress on promoting women's political empowerment over the last several years has been uneven.
The US fell one spot to 23rd, primarily due to the relatively stronger performance of countries such as China, Malta, Lithuania, France and Bulgaria on the political empowerment subindex.
In the first 144 pages of the volume, she presents chapters on: constitutional provisions and institutional arrangements for disadvantaged groups; welfare and development of Scheduled Castes; welfare and empowerment of Scheduled Tribes; welfare and empowerment of Other Backward Classes; socio-economic development of minorities; economic, social, and political empowerment of women; protection, welfare, and development of children; welfare and empowerment of persons with disabilities; welfare of older persons; and rehabilitation of social deviants.

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